Well, I held off saying my tummy was better in my last post, because I thought I would jinx it. Well, I did. When I tried to go back to a more normal diet my tummy started feeling nauseated again. I’ve been on the Align for a week now, and just wasn’t satisfied with the way I’ve been feeling.
So I got an appointment with my Gastro yesterday. He said the Align might take a whole month to help, but that he could give me some things to help now. So I’m on Carafate (generic is Sulcrafate) 1 hour before meals 3 times a day, and I have a Scopalamine patch behind my ear. Surely, the nausea will subside now. I sure hope so.
We ate at the Golden Corral yesterday, and even though this is a huge buffet, I had trouble finding anything I dared to eat. I did get a little mash potatoes, which I would not normally get, because of my diabetes, but I was having trouble filling up my plate, so I took a chance. I even ate a little bit of carrot cake, without the icing. My blood glucose reading was only a little high afterward, so I didn’t do too badly.
My blood glucose readings have been much better than they used to be, since I started limiting my food intake to the blander items that we eat. I’m not eating as much as usual, either. Just don’t feel like it. It’s good to see several days of readings with all of them in the narrow limits my diabetes doctor has given me.
It was interesting that, when I saw my GP as a follow up to the urinary tract infection, my GP says he doesn’t get concerned about glucose readings unless they go over 200, while my diabetes specialist uses 135 as my upper threshold. But then that’s why I’m going to the specialist – he’s much more aggressive. And it may just be my weight loss has finally come close to getting me out of diabetic range. Whatever it is, I’m glad. It’s no fun to try so hard and still see high results.
So today I’m hoping for a better tummy soon, and celebrating the trend of my glucose readings.