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Good News/Bad News

Saturday, August 17, 2013

The good news is that I'm losing weight. Not a lot, but it's always been an uphill struggle. My body hangs on to its fat like there's going to be a famine tomorrow. If there ever is a famine, I'm going to be one of the last survivors.

In fact, when I saw the practice nurse on Wednesday, she remarked on the difference, and when she weighed me discovered I'd lost 6 kilos since Easter. A stone. Fourteen pounds, more or less.

But there's bad news. The reason my weight is dropping is that my blood sugar is out of control. Until now my Type 2 diabetes has been controlled quite nicely by medication for insulin resistance. But the last two blood tests have shown a sharp upswing in the three-month average. I haven't changed my lifestyle in that time.

This in fact could be the reason I took a month to get over that sore throat recently - uncontrolled blood sugar affects your immune system. She asked about other symptoms, tiredness and the like. I've never been an energetic person, more of a curl up with a good book sort of person, so that's a difficult one. On the other hand, since she said it I've been feeling that I'm always tired. Could just be my imagination, who can tell?

So, what to do. In the first place they've increased my medication to the maximum, to see if it's just a hike in insulin resistance. If that doesn't work, and I have a suspicion it won't, it will mean more and different medication. I hate the thought of yet more pills every day, but what can you do? I hate even more the idea of losing my sight, or my legs.

But one last thought from the mistress of positive thinking. I'm having to control my carbs even more carefully, and I think I may have got through to Richard that being fair isn't being kind in the distribution of food, given that he's 6' tall and I'm 5' tall. I expect to see more weight loss over the next three months, as long as I don't start putting it back on when they sort out the medication finally.
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    I do hope you can get it all sorted out. Hopefully monitoring your carbs will be a huge help. ALso getting Richard from giving you halvsies of everything. emoticon
    1704 days ago
    That's tough, courage!
    1708 days ago
    Good luck Doreen! I'm also struggling with out of control BG, and have been following the Low Load Glyecmic eating plan. So far, it's working in that my numbers have come down 100 points or more. Still have a ways to go before the doctors quit fussing at me though.

    Was just at the doctor's the other day, & he said "You're not eating enough carbs. Get some really good bread & have a slice a day." Well, I cheerfully followed the former but not the latter -- & now I'm back to no bread or flour at all. I'm an all or nothing kind of gal, & I should have known better! emoticon
    1709 days ago
    Prayers for you. I hope your sugars are under control soon.

    1710 days ago
  • PATJ7084
    cutting carbs should help, good luck emoticon
    1711 days ago
    I hope your sugars come back under control very soon.
    1711 days ago
    Carb-counting and exercise are key to controlling diabetes, we have found. Good luck!
    1711 days ago
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