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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 like, over the December holidays. As you can imagine my blood sugar was all over the place, and my last HbA1C was 9.9.
So I've finally been to the doctor, who put me back on metformin, signed my forms to have my test strips and met put down as a chronic medication for my medical insurance and admonished me sternly. She did the HbA1c (mentioned above) and a finger stick, as well as checking me for anemia.
Well it turns out I'm anemic as well. My iron stores were about half of what they should have been.
So now I'm on metformin as well as an iron supplement, and am feeling much much better.
But it's time for me to get serious about my diet now. No more potato chips! No more chocolate! No more sugary ice-cream! More homecooking and planning my meals! It will be done.