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
I have been having a horrible day. It started well with the lowest fasting BS (5.5) I've had since diagnosis, and then developed into a thumping headache. I feel so nauseous that I don't want to eat. I have had 3 (slightly) low BS's - the most I've had in a single day up to this point.
I can't possibly eat a proper meal so I skipped supper and am nibbling on a little bit of dark Lindt chocolate.
I'm not sure if it's the metformin starting to kick in, or if something else is at…Continue