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Re: Feeling anxious Solstice

Posted by Dinah on January 22, 2011, at 9:12:34

In reply to Re: Feeling anxious, posted by Solstice on January 22, 2011, at 8:41:40

Thanks, Solstice. That is a helpful way to think about it.

I had rather vaguely suspected that the jump had more to do with my pancreas getting tired than it did with my food choices since they keep getting healthier. Or, since my belly is getting as round as if I were pregnant without my weight changing, that something was going on with that. My last quarter was pretty stressful with work, and I find that whenever something in my body changes for the worse it's usually after a stressful period at work.

My doctor was apparently one of those who didn't push the daily readings so much, as long as the quarterlies were ok. I had called his office a few times because my fasting blood sugars were high, though my after meal blood sugars were more or less what you'd expect. He basically said not to worry about it, so I mostly quit testing unless I am feeling bad. Well, to be honest, when I'm feeling bad I might actively avoid testing because it might upset me. I'm a bit of an ostrich.

I suppose I should start testing to see how foods affect me. My boss has one of those monitors. It has helped him immensely. He used to get so sugar low, and whenever we would see he was zoning out, we'd tell our office manager who would gently tell him he needed some sugar. Or call the paramedics. He's doing much better now, though he's a scary image of what can happen even if you are obsessive about following the rules. If you can get that machine, I think you'll find it can change your life. At least it changed his.

My mother's been on insulin for years. She doesn't watch her diet at all, and she's not overly responsible about taking it either. She showed up for Christmas dinner in the late afternoon/early evening without having taken any insulin all day and had to leave after dinner to go home and take it. Of course, she's also always having problems with retinopathy and part of both feet are missing.

Hmmm... No wonder I'm depressed.

I know that insulin can actually be a better choice than pills. My boss has been trying to convince me of that for years. I just don't trust myself. I'm not trustworthy.

 

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