This morning I went for my fasting lab work. Since diagnoses last fall, I have a lot of difficulty with this. I felt terrible while fasting. I couldn't take my meds on an empty stomach so I had to wait until after the blood draw. I normally eat breakfast at 6:00am and the lab doesn't open until 7:30 so by the time I can eat and take my meds it is 8:00, two hours late. By that time my glucose is usually soaring high and I feel terrible for the rest of the day. Normally I take the entire day off work and just take it easy.
Today was different! I tested immediately following the blood draw and I was in the 160's. That isn't bad. It used to soar over 200 when fasting. I had breakfast waiting for me in the car so I ate and took my meds at exactly 8:00am. Two hours later I tested and I was at 132 which was OK. And I felt fine. I met with some friends and we had lunch together. Two hours after lunch I tested at 112! This is awesome! I went for a long walk this afternoon and did grocery shopping and tonight we are spending the evening with friends. I actually have the energy for it and am looking forward to it.
My other concern is cholesterol. I don't think it is all that bad but my doctor must get brownie points for writing scripts because she just can't wait to put me on a statin. I just can't bring myself to go there. I plan to tell her that as long as I am losing weight I am not going to consider it. When a person is losing fat, where is it going to go? Are you not going to burn it off? Will it not show up in your blood? That makes a lot of sense to me. What has been strange is that sometimes it is up and sometimes it is in the normal range. I don't get it.
I can't wait to receive the lab results next week. I am hoping for an A1c below 6 (and for good cholesterol). Not sure if it will be that low yet but it is consistently heading downward. My hope is to be able to taper off the Metformin and no longer need it by the end of the year.
I am encouraged by progress and just wanted to share it!
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