Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Day 2

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.


Pat said...

YAY for the good for the nausea, but I'm sure that will lessen for you within the next several days! GREAT morning FBS number!!!

JustCindy said...

Great numbers. Good for you. Hope the nausea passes soon.

Retired Knitter said...

Hi, Linda

I was just paging through some blogs that seemed to follow mine on blogspot and I came across yours. I started to read. And then I paged down to the older posts and I thought ... there is something about this woman's writing style that I enjoy and how she is trying to do better things with her life. I think I will follow.

Maybe it is because I am doing something similar. I am a caregiver for my elderly mother ... living in Maryland, just south of you. As what happens with most caregivers, I have become totally absorbed by my mother's care. But I am trying to balance that and take back bits and pieces of my life - with my crafts and with exercise and being better to myself .. just like you. Although our lives are different, our underlying values are similar.

I look forward to following you as you work through the diabetes issues and fun with your family.

Retired Knitter

Nancy said...

wow!! 135 is a great number... congrats!!