Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Yesterday was day 2 of my new medication. I was a little apprehensive about doing the injection. I had done it in the office under the supervision of the diabetes nurse, but this time was by myself. I had no reason to worry -- there was a pamphlet with pictures and everything enclosed with the pen. I followed my meal plan, and two hours after breakfast, my blood sugar was 118 - a number that I've not seen for some time. Dinner time is usually 5:45, but since Rod started working overtime yesterday, we didn't eat until 7:00. By dinner time, I was very hungry and realize now that, while Rod is on overtime, I will have to have something small to eat between lunch and dinner. Dinner time didn't go very smoothly. Halfway through the meal, I became very nauseated. The nausea just seemed to get worse, and finally I just quit eating. I took my pills, and thought I would really be sick. The nausea subsided about 9:00. This is one of the side effects that they warned me about, and it should disappear within two weeks. I usually have a snack before bed, but last night didn't feel hungry. I did, however, have a small glass of low-fat chocolate milk (one of my weaknesses). This morning, my first number was 118. Hello - I've not had a morning number below 135 in quite some time. Am I excited?? Oh Yea!! The medication changes are definitely something I can live with.