Yesterday I went to see the endocrinologist about my diabetes numbers. I took my daily food/insulin log and my meter. He didn’t look at the meter, but flipped through my log. He said it looks like I’m eating enough, and he was really pleased that my A1C has come down so much.
As a result, he has modified my insulin routine. I’ll still take the Lantus in the morning, but now I am to do a finger-stick before each meal, and only use the Novolog if my reading is over 130. Lantus is the long-acting, all-day insulin, and Novolog is the fast-acting insulin that gets to work in about 15 minutes and peaks at about 2 hours.
When I saw my PCP on Monday, I weight 156. Yesterday they weighed me at 147. So I seem to still be losing weight and I’m not sure why. I suspect it is because my intestinal tract continues to give me grief and I don’t always eat a lot like I used to, so I have some work to do in this regard. Part of it requires getting more exercise, burning calories, and replenishing my system more regularly. I do still tire quite easily, so getting lots of exercise is difficult. Plus, as I discussed with my PT yesterday, a LOT of the exercises for strength-building involve my abdominal area. He showed me an anatomy picture of all the layers of abdominal muscles that had to be cut for the surgery. I had no idea it was that involved. So I really need to be careful with picking up more than a few pounds, and probably will need to exercise caution for many months to come; probably more careful than I’ve tried to be even now. UGH!
For the last week or two I’ve been working on a Feather-and-Fan type stole/scarf, using up sock yarn. I have made LOTS of errors along the way, usually involving missed yarn-overs. I just correct the stitch count on the next repeat. But one big error, I repeated rows 1 and 2 before doing a row 3 and it is a really noticeable welt. So last night I ripped out the 2nd color completely and today I will rip out on the black down to that problem area and start over. It will be a challenge to pick up all 100 stitches, but since it is entirely knits or purls along that row and no yarn-overs there, it shouldn’t be too horrible. Just need a lot of light. And patience.
So, into the day I go.