Well, okay, so I’ve only been testing a week — today is Day Five. Even so, I was happy to discover that today’s fasting start was only 212. That is still outrageously high, but for me this is an improvement. Lots of people on Facebook are giving advice or telling me their experience, which is all well-intentioned, but sometimes annoying. Facebook is not my medical team, and every single body has it’s own responses to various things. We all work a little differently.
My task is to learn more about the foods I eat, and what falls into proteins, sugars, and fats, and when or how much of something I can eat that will help lower my blood sugar. Like, my daily log from yesterday gives me information for how I got a lower reading this morning.
I did look up this morning “can diabetics eat ice cream?” I was relieved to find out that I can — BUT in smaller portions and as part of a well balanced meal, rather than having my dessert an hour or two after dinner as I have been doing.
Food-combining will be something I need a better handle on. My dinners are usually well-balanced with proteins and carbs, but the things I eat at other times aren’t so smart.
Last evening, around 8:00 or 8:30, I suddenly felt AMAZING – no pains, no sluggishness, bright and chipper. I actually felt GOOD, for the first time in months. Almost normal, in fact. It didn’t last, of course, but it was nice to experience it. So now I have to check back and see what I did during the day that might have produced that experience.
I didn’t sleep well in the night. Went to bed around 10:30, slept until 1:30 when I had to pee, then slept again until about 4:30 for another pee. Then another hour or so after that. That sounds like 6-7 hours, but it wasn’t quality sleep. I anticipate a nap later.
I have work to do today, so I’d best get the boys fed, the trash taken to the street, and then start into the day.