Constant aggravation is how I’m feeling these days. There have been way too many days this month when my blood glucose level was higher than my doctor wants it to be, and with only a few obvious exceptions, I have absolutely no idea why.
I was scheduled for an appointment with him at the end of July, but I changed the appointment to this week.
I’m trying to read through the Atkins book for Diabetics, but it’s very detailed and is slow reading. It’s extremely well written, but I am taking it in in small increments. I’ve read quite a bit of what is presented from other sources, but this book seems to put all the puzzle pieces together quite well. I’m really not finding anything that I am currently doing incorrectly, so I don’t understand why I still keep getting so many high readings.
My biggest problem with reading something this involved is that I keep falling asleep. I plan to ask my Diabetic doctor if one of the meds he put me on causes daytime sleepiness, because that has been a real problem for me for some time now. I’m sleeping soundly all night long now, so it’s not because of insomnia that I’m falling asleep so easily. I feel like I need to apologize to our preacher, as I nod off during almost every sermon! LOL!!
I’ve been trying to “get a life”, too, and not spending as much time on the computer. There’s this book that I’m very interested in learning as much as possible from, plus we are both trying to learn how to sing Sacred Harp shape note music. And I’ve gone back to working Sudoku puzzles, as I felt my brain needed more stimulation. Now that the television is all digital we have lost some of the stations we used to watch, so we have more time for other endeavors.
I continue to lose weight slowly but surely, and it’s beginning to show up with clothes that are too loose. That’s encouraging. At the rate I’m going I could possibly lose 50 pounds by the end of this year! I’m doing pretty well at resisting sweets, enjoying fruit instead. And we continue to emphasize low carbohydrates in our diet where possible. Hubby’s losing weight, too!
So, I’ll continue to read my book, exercise daily, and watch what I eat. Hopefully he can tell me what else I need to do to stop all the high test readings and possibly make a prescription change that will help me stay awake.