Thursday, June 28, 2007

When it rains it pours...

And I am not talking about rain, we are still in a drought here and its HOT HOT HOT.
I am talking I have developed yet another Health problem and the doc called me in yesterday to tell me the bad news. I am now pre diabetic. They have been watching my blood sugar carefully for a while because of the Neurpathy and last week it decided to go high. They gave me a meter to check it myself for 2 weeks and keep a log and then I have to see the Diabetic specialist in 3 weeks (soonest she had). The doc said she will probably put me on medication for a while, I don't know. She just looks at me and shakes her head, said she wished she had some good news to tell me for a change! But I have to change my diet, I don't eat sugary sweets much they are not my thing. But I LOVE carbs and my fruit juice is loaded with sugar. Its going to be hard because we eat fast food so much with Hubby's work schedule, and I cant eat many salads because of the coumadin. I think one a week will be OK. Last night hubby was going to grill steaks and then after being the heat working his bike all day he decided to just run up to Hardees instead. See what I am up against??? Poody I will be calling you for all your wisdom on this subject this weekend OK??

Oh and the meter the doc gave me does not turn on! Hubby checked the batteries and it makes so sense. So I was not able to check it last night but yesterday around 10am it was 157 when they checked it at the docs office. He is going to take the meter back today and get a new one or find out what the heck we are doing wrong.

Stuffgirl broke up with the jailbait 16 yr old thank goodness! I haven't been able to talk to her much since her dad took away her cell phone until she pays the bill. I really miss talking to her every day!

I have Internet at work now and have been too busy to really do anything online, even work stuff.



Blogger Jose said...

Sorry to hear the bad news, I know you'll do OK though. However you have to change your eating habits, fast food cannot be good for anybody, yeah granted is good tasting but you don't have to give it up just not eat outside food as much.

11:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As i know, diabetes is not easy to cure. that means, from now on, you try your best to pay attention to your diet.

12:52 PM  
Blogger poody said...

honey I will be glad to help you out. The Atkins diet would work good for you. Fruits are ok but not the juices they are all sugar. Try the Atkins lo carb diet and see if it doesn't level that blood sugar out.I am going back on it myself. We can do it together and lose some weight in the bargain. Sounds like you are insulin resistant.That just means your body doesn't want to let go of the insulin it produces to decrease the blood sugar. I know how it is with the fast food. It is so easy to just pick it up.

1:12 PM  
Blogger Ms.L said...

Aww that sucks Mel. I'm sorry to hear that:(

7:35 PM  
Blogger Chels-Puddle Jumper said...

Oh sweetie, diabetes is not a fun thing to deal with. I had gestational diabetes when I was pregnant. I had to prick myself three times a day, and really watch what I ate. But honestly, it wasn't so bad after I got the hang of things. I did miss the fast the food at times, but you'd be surpirsed how well your body does without the fast food. Oh, and I learned real quickly that Chinese Food is evil when it comes to blood sugar levels. So stay away from that stuff.

I wasn't able to drink any juices. Just water and iced tea, and I had to watch my milk in-take. I pretty much came to the conclusion that the diabetes diet is the same as the South Beach diet. I actually lost some weight when I was pregnant because of the diet. The nice thing about it though, was that I got to eat every two hours! No skipping the snacks! ;)

3:51 PM  

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