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
I woke up this morning in the 9's (160's). So I skipped breakfast and waited for it to come down.
I had some nuts and two high protein/low GI cookies for breakfast at around 10:00. My sugar was in range before this, but out of range afterwards so I waited to have lunch.
I had a sandwich (low GI bread, biltong/jerky filling) at about 16:00, when my sugar was 5 (90). As a treat I decided to allow myself a third of a small packet of potato chips, bringing the total carbs of the…Continue
I got my second ever A1C results today - 7.2. Quite a jump from the 5 I got 4 years ago!
My doctor told me I have "mild diabetes", that I definitely don't need insulin and that I must just cut out sugar. I wish he had a clue just how stringent my diet is!! I wish all I had to do was cut out sugar!!
My doctor is not panicking, but I am. He seems to think everything is fine, and I'm not sure an A1C of 7.2 is acceptable to me. Admittedly I am now drastically changing my eating…Continue