A week ago today, the doctor introduced me to Vic, my nickname for my new medication Victoza. My numbers had been consistently high, I was waking up with headaches, I was grouchy and hard as I tried, I couldn't get my BS numbers down. So it was time for me to meet Vic. Vic works by slowing down the emptying of your stomach, thereby causing you to not feel hungry. The medical community has had good results with it in weight loss as well as lowering BS numbers in diabetics. So, how is my relationship with Vic going? My numbers this past week have been pretty consistent, but now they're in the 96-l05 area. I haven't been hungry, and find I am unable to finish my dinner. I had one low number of 73 in the early part of the week, but I think that was a result on not adjusting my eating times to Rod's overtime. We normally eat dinner at 5:45, but with the overtime, we aren't eating until 7:15. I now have a snack at 4:00, and that has helped the nausea as well. The nausea has pretty much disappeared, and I'm really glad of that. I have only had a headache one morning, and don't think I'm as grouchy. And, yesterday, I opened the door of the sewing room for the first time in weeks. I had forgotten how messy it was. I was a good girl all week - no sneaking what I shouldn't have, increasing my vegetable intake and cutting back on bad carbs. So, last night, Rod took me to the local custard stand for a treat. I had a small hot fudge sundae on strawberry ice cream. I figured it was a good thing - strawberry ice cream, fruit. Whipped cream, dairy. Nuts, protein. It was so good, almost like a chocolate covered strawberry. Don't know if Vic minded, but this morning my FBS was 106. Let's hear a big WAHOO, and promise it won't be an incentive to start "cheating" on Vic.
Today, Vic and I move on to the next step in our relationship as I move up to the next dosage level. I will be monitoring my numbers very closely to make sure there are no serious lows. And so, it looks like Vic and I may have a long lasting relationship.