since having baby Lauren I have been having sore stiff hands and wrists... all day... other miscellaneous aches and pains, knees, balls of feet, and others.... which I am doing my best to ignore.... mostly successfully.
Have started swimming again already nearly 2 weeks and have built up to 800 m/day and will continue. That is good.
My obe recommended to test Uric Acid and CBC. Uric acid high. Was hoping that would explain it all.
Saw Rheumatologist yesterday. Very nice… Continue
Added by Super_sally on April 17, 2012 at 5:11pm —
I am now 38 weeks and 4 days pregnant and baby Lauren is expected to arrive any day. Placenta is 'mature' and baby is well grown - very active and making sucking and breathing movements. I am asked to walk as much as possible now to encourage labor to start.
This is my second diabetic pregnancy and was much harder to manage than my first. However, I know so much more now than I did then. I was able to manage it with mostly low carb eating and increasingly huge amounts of… Continue
Added by Super_sally on March 14, 2012 at 8:00pm —
Here I go again.
IUI attempt No. 6 to get pregnant (3rd attempt since the last miscarriage) tomorrow.
There's one really nice follicle on the right. Am going to talk to it a lot in the next days to encourage that little egg on it's way. Am really really really hoping this will be the one.
It's also about 1 year since my diabetes diagnosis!
Added by Super_sally on July 5, 2011 at 5:37pm —
Finally I have taken matters into my own hands.
I am now taking a combination of Humalog for short acting insulin and NPH for long acting insulin.
I am so happy with this combination. I take 10 units of NPH morning and 10 at night. I've never had a low with this basal level. My fasting levels are now in the 80s.
I am guestimating still how to much humalog - and not testing very frequently (fortunately I am very sensitive to going low and can feel it well in… Continue
Added by Super_sally on May 18, 2011 at 7:45pm —
It is a silver and blue flashy looking mid-range model made in Taiwan.
It is motorised and I tested it properly in the shop. I learnt the hard way with a very cheap one in the past - that was not comfortable enough to spend time on, and which ended up first as a clothes horse and then being given away to some hapless victim.
I am naming the treadmill Priscilla. She and I are going to spend quality time together every day.
This little purchase (with 12 months, no… Continue
Added by Super_sally on April 20, 2011 at 11:42pm —
So after 3 reshedules because I couldn't make it I turned up at my endo's clinic for an 11:30 am appointment hoping to discuss possibility of going on a basal bolus regime. Two hours later was still waiting and had to leave without seeing him (he'd gone to discharge a patient - for 15 minutes - but wasn't back an hour later) as I had another unchangeable appointment. I know he's very busy... but!!!
I can't fit in another schedule to see him for 2 more weeks. So 2 more weeks of no… Continue
Added by Super_sally on April 4, 2011 at 6:43am —
Not that it ever was! But this is just beyond a joke.
Please excuse this rant. I just need to write it down somewhere.
My levels in the past 2 weeks are much worse than ever before. Getting numbers close to 200 after lunches (and this is even with some insulin on board), and sometimes after dinner (if I eat without drinking alcohol as well). Of course some of this is my own fault for eating carbohydrates when I obviously I just shouldn't, but eating the wrong foods aside,… Continue
Added by Super_sally on March 30, 2011 at 2:50am —
Today I decided on the spur of the moment to train for an olympic distance triathlon in May. That's about 8 weeks of preparation time.
At least I'll have something to focus on aside from my failed pregnancy. Something that will get me fit and feeling better about my body. And an olympic distance event can be done with about 6 - 8 hours of training a week. That is doable with a full work load and a toddler.
My partner wants us to get pregnant again in June. But will take… Continue
Added by Super_sally on March 1, 2011 at 8:56pm —
Of all the things I am now having pregnant cravings for, cheesecake is the clear winner.
While a slice of bread will send my numbers soaring, a small slice of cheesecake does not! 1 slice of oreo cheesecake and a caffe latte later, my bs is 83! Yumbo!
Celebrating the small wonders of life!
Added by Super_sally on February 17, 2011 at 11:37pm —
Well, I didn't want to do any early scans. However, events overtook me.
On Wednesday night was having spotting and cramping. Contacted my Obe. She requested me to get an u/s. Ok!
U/S showed fetus with 115 heart beat (beginning heart beat) and estimated 5 weeks 6 days age. I was a bit surprised as I had been thinking I was about 7 weeks pregnant. Guess ovulation and/or implantation must have happened later than I expected.... Well, I hope that's the case....
Added by Super_sally on February 12, 2011 at 4:42am —
Last night got home after a big chinese banquet (I only ate low carb foods, but still it was big!) and tested my BS.
It was 440! OMG! Panic! Never ever ever had levels that high.
First thought was oh no, I've surely killed the baby.
Second thought was should I go to the emergency room.
Third Thought - Rationality reestablished. Better wash my hands and retest (maybe it was my vitamin-C face cream).
Retest #1 - 137. Hmmmm... High, but not… Continue
Added by Super_sally on January 30, 2011 at 1:42am —
After losing a baby last November, I was waiting for the second cycle as recommended by my Obe before we started another cycle of Fertility Treatment.
Come Day 43 of my cycle, I was a bit curious. Was this still my cycle getting regulated after the miscarriage?
So, for the heck of it, I tested. OMG! 2 pink lines. Didn't believe it. Went for blood test. It too was positive! Wow!
Just like that! Totally unexpected and untried for, but wonderfully and joyously… Continue
Added by Super_sally on January 24, 2011 at 5:07am —
2 hr BS is 203. WTF!
I didn't eat anything but some fresh fruit with cream, a couple of pieces of sticky rice dessert, and a very small brownie.... after nothing to eat for 9 hours.... and it is evening when i can handle a bit more carbs...
HMMMM...... oh! Butt what about that piece I broke off the gingerbread house that was given to me for my daughter (and I'm going to have to ration because it's too sweet)....that I inhaled without even thinking about it. Before I took… Continue
Added by Super_sally on December 8, 2010 at 7:51am —
Has been a very busy week.
I've fallen off the low carb wagon since my trip to Hong Kong.
Every day I wake up determined to do better.
Breakfast is usually ok. I can manage easily to keep that < 10 g of carbs. Coffee with milk and eggs.
Lunch. Sometimes ok. But not today. They had a party in the office and I lost it.
Dinner. Not ok! Good thing I can handle more carbs in the evening - except that carbs in the evening will give me high FBS the next day.… Continue
Added by Super_sally on December 3, 2010 at 2:59am —
It's easy to get complacent with all these excellent numbers while on low carb, and kid myself that I don't really have diabetes.
However, I ate a "normal carb" meal last Saturday morning of about 40 or so g of carbs and got a nice high 2 hr no. Damn! :(
It hasn't gone away after all!
With carb in takes in the 30 - 40 g/day range I am able to get FBS's in the 70's and 80s. This is just phenomenal!
I have not been testing post meal bs. I'd kinda… Continue
Added by Super_sally on November 22, 2010 at 9:38pm —
Today is the first day since I can remember that I had a truely normal FBS. It was 85! Unmedicated. I am so happy.
The very low carb diet and the weight loss together are working!
Have a way to go, but this success makes me beleive that once I get my weight down to target I should be able to eat a little more carbs and keep normal sugars.
Added by Super_sally on November 17, 2010 at 5:53pm —
Today is 1 week on low carb. What have I found:-
1. It is possible to get BS numbers close to normal with the low carb approach (of course I do have some insulin production). I was doubtful that I could do this, given I was taking about 26 units of insulin and now take none (of course, I am not pregnant any more).
2. This approach results in rapid weight loss. Far more rapid than would simply be expected based on the calories actually consumed. 4.5 kg (9.9 lbs) difference… Continue
Added by Super_sally on November 8, 2010 at 6:30pm —
Last Tuesday my weight was 80.5 kg. Today - 6 days later it is 76 kg (4.5 kg down).
It has been dropping by more than 1/2 kg/day. Never before ever has it done this.
To be fair my weight does flactuate quite a bit and the lowest I've ever high before was 77 - then it went back up to 80.
This is now 2 weeks with no insulin and with low carb diet. My best 38 g carb/day my worst about 70 g - carbs all veges, except for 1 day where I ate 2 large slices of bread -… Continue
Added by Super_sally on November 6, 2010 at 5:56pm —
So the last 2 days have been low calorie and low carb.
I only tested fasting bs on both days (98 and 104), as I considered that BS should not go high in the face of next to no carbs.
Today fasting was 94. Reasonable.
So hungry this morning (didn't eat last night) and so I had avocado and tuna on 2 large slices of bread. My first significant carbs in 2 days. 2 hours after eating 181! So strike me down! Looks like I really must have D. This woman is still in denial on… Continue
Added by Super_sally on November 3, 2010 at 8:12pm —
Here I am today feeling very tired and empty.
Given the situation, this is a good thing!
I found out 3 weeks ago that my baby had died about 3 weeks earlier, and I was waiting to miscarry. I was very determined to let this happen by itself when my body was ready. My doctor agreed, but with close monitoring.
Started spotting on Saturday. Been having pain for the past few week, and it was increasing.... by late last week even a cocktail of painkillers was not… Continue
Added by Super_sally on October 28, 2010 at 1:00am —