Tuesday night with The Cake Lady this week only included two of her daughters this week. But was still eventful.
Sister #1 casual mentioned she wasn't looking forward to her annual physical. Seems on more than 1 occassion her Dr. has been concerned over an elevated BS level. She dropped this tidbit just as the waitperson brought our meals.
After the interruption she said it must be because of jet lag. She'd had her physicals just a few days after flying halfway around the globe. She was sure he'd find it high next week.
The Cake Lady (aka Mom) thought she had said BP and stated that made sense because her BP is high when she is stressed.
I asked if she had meant her blood glucose.
She said yes.
After a slight pause, I suggested it might not be the cause. Then asked if she might need to modify her eating like I need to. She listened as I told her potatoes, bread, and grains make my BG go high.
My normally based in reality, very sensible sister said "But that's what the airlines give you on long flights."
Then she changed the subject.
I did not have a chance to ask if the Dr. was basing his concern on an A1c, a finger stick, or a ouji board.
Later after pie (most of my piece is still in the fridge to enjoy a spoonful a day until hubby steals it) I was tempted to offer a finger stick for her each time I checked mine over the next 2 hours…but resisted.
She congragulated me when I celebrated that my highest reading was 116.
Maybe today before she boards the plane she'll think to take along a few supplies like I did when Mom and three of her daughter's went to the Rose Parade this year. Sis #1 and I were roomies then.
Both her in-laws had uncontrolled T2 complications when she was assisting them near the end of their lives. She has a good understanding…but denial is common when it becomes T2 personally.
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