Today I spent two hours in the ophthalmologist's office. They did numerous tests, made me look at various light shows, read charts and choose between lenses. But the outcome is positive.
It is safe for me to have lasik eye surgery. As my eyesight is poor (-6), there is still a great chance that I will need to wear glasses afterwards. However, when not wearing my glasses I will be able to see enough to function properly.
This means a great deal of freedom for me. I will be able…Continue
I'm back again, because it's time for me to get serious again.
I was diagnosed with Type 2 last year, and watched my diet closely for the first month. It didn't work entirely, and so my doc put me on Metformin. The metformin really helped, and I was back within normal ranges.
But then I started to use the met as a reason not to watch the diet. And then I ran out and neglected to go to the doc to get more for 2 months. So I had 2 months without meds and eating whatever I felt…Continue
So I've been diabetic (again) now for about a year. And, I have to admit, I've been a terrible diabetic.
Since I'm on pills I feel like I don't have to watch my blood sugar numbers too closely as they don't work with the precision of insulin. I also feel like I'm entitled to eat whatever the heck I feel like, because I'm not overweight and therefore I'm not diabetic because I'm overweight.
Yes, I know intellectually these are all bad things, but my motivation to really take…Continue
This morning I had my lowest reading ever, at 1.9 (34). I was busy teaching and was really absorbed in what I was doing so I didn't notice the usual symptoms. But then I started to feel like I could pass out and saw big black floaters in front of my eyes. I've been feeling flu-ey for a while, so I initially attributed it to that. But, after I dismissed the class I tested my blood sugar. 1.9!
I munched a few glucose tabs and sat down to wait for it to rise again. Some of my colleagues…Continue
After spending a week in Cape Town with my cousin the full impact of my eating requirements really hit home. I'm so used to it now that I don't really think about the things I can't eat, I just look for the things I can.
But my cousin didn't really get it - at all. I had to explain over and over that there are some things that I just can't eat and feel good afterwards. Baked goods are not an option for me, unless they are homemade according to my recipes. Cafe-style eating, where…Continue