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This is hard.
I was technically diagnosed Dec 27th 2012. I'm really trying to get a "grasp" on what's going on with my body and it's mind boggling. I have altered my lifestyle, cold turkey, and yet, these BG numbers make me think I'm not doing anything.
I measure food, I watch the carbs, I have depleted sugar, except for the natural sugar in fruits, I portion out, cook with no seasoning and I don't get it.
Every morning, it's in the range of 170's. I don't snack after dinner, so there's a good 10hrs until morning. I have lost weight and fast, too. I don't desire to eat, but I make the effort. I can't really exercise due to an upcoming knee replacement/reconstruction of an old replacement, so that has hindered some of my activities, like walking, standing for more than 5 min. I have a pending Hip replacement after the knee is healed, and pinched nerves in my back. That's just the surface of what is current. We won't get into the past 10 bone surgeries, as this is a child hood bone disease that has been an issue that I just came out of denial 3 yrs ago. Finally get that in my head and all this other stuff pops up.
I play musical chairs, up to this chair and back to that one, during the day. I have low periods of no energy at all, during my day. I take a B-12 shot, every 2 weeks to help boost my metabolism, and also a thyroid medication. I have a list of aliments and conditions that just complicate daily life... bottom line, this suxs.
I use to teach diabetes maintenance as an RN, but that was 30 yrs ago. So much has changed that I guess my methods are ol'hat.
I'm going to call my DR and set up an appointment to see an Endo & nutritionist, I need to see how I can better the numbers. I'm a "give me facts" kinda gal, so bobbing up and down, daily, makes no sense to me.
I want my "abby-normal" back.