Ok. so I've gained a couple of pounds, bummer. I got scheduled for the diabetic education class next month. I scheduled a mammogram and really trying to avoid the colonoscopy he wants me to do. ugh :) My BP was 137/82, which is okay. He did full blood workup and I go back next week to get the results and go over what we didn't go over today. The main thing today was my blood sugar being so high.
I told him I have always been the caretaker and didn't know how to take care of myself so he gave me a lot of good pamphlets on a diet plan and a fast food guide because I eat out a lot. He also put me on Janumet 50/1000. I told him I really didn't want to go on meds and if I learned how to take care of myself I shouldn't need them. He liked that idea but he said he didn't want me to go another couple of months with my BS being so high before I finally learned how to do what I need to do. He said it would be better to take the pills and once I got "educated" and doing what I need to do then I can get off of them. I liked the sound of that. Has anyone taken the Janumet? It's a mix of metformin/sitagliptin. I take one pill with breakfast starting tomorrow morning. I will take these for a month and go back and see how I'm doing and go from there.
I go back next week and we'll go over the sleep apnea and the foot problem. The nurse seems to think that I have planter faciitis (sp) which she had and she described the exact thing I have. She gave me some exercise/stretching pointers so I'm going to try that too.
All in all it was a productive meeting. So, now we wait to get my test results back and see what else is going on.
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