Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Rather appropriate verse for me today. :) Let me explain.
As a reader of this blog, you know I've really been struggling with my glucose levels. Well, today was my diabetes specialist 3-month appointment. Well, we both put stuff out on the line, and what's been happening is glycemic toxicity. That's where my body has too much insulin in it, because I've been putting more in - but my body is also extremely insulin-resistant, so my glucose level is too high. It's a vicious cycle, and one that I have to try to stop.
She wants me to eat 90 grams of carbs a day - which is easy, because that's about what I eat already. The hard part is WHEN.
So, starting tomorrow, I HAVE to eat a bigger breakfast, which I really, REALLY hate. And I can't eat after 6 pm. THAT will be true torture!!!!!
I go back in three weeks, to see how things are going. It's my fasting sugars that are really out of control, and when I get stressed, forget it.
Next week is my check-up with my retinal specialist. He's not going to be happy, but I'm doing what I can. Please pray that this works to get me out of this awful loop!
I've also got the respiratory crud again, which HURTS. Kenn is in a depression; he's not feeling very well, AND his jobs have fallen off - so we're hurting. With co-pays for expensive COBRA for meds and doctors appointments and the monthly payments, I'm EXPENSIVE.
OK. :) I'm done. Thank you for praying, dear friends. I can't tell you how much I appreciate knowing you're there!