Monday, May 11, 2015

Insulin, food, diabetes, and gardening

Gardening - who knew I would ever enjoy it? I can't stand to get my hands dirty and yet, I put seeds in the ground and get really excited when they turn into plants. I won't be able to stand myself when the food seeds turn into edibles!

I'm up to 24 units of Lantus. It's helping, but not quite enough yet. I'll go up to 26 tonight. I suspect I'll be at the full 30 before I see the endocrinologist.

What I can control, though, is intake and exercise. Full press today. To wit:

Keeping the carbs down and the protein up. The sugars were from the asparagus and guacamole. This was an egg, asparagus, sugar free sausage, and asiago muffin thing I whipped up and baked. I had a side of guacamole. Perfection.

The goal is to keep my macros in range today, which should make for an acceptable blood sugar, with my fasting today at 290.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Die uh beat us

I'm not going to let diabetes beat me. This disease fucking sucks. My pancreas fucking sucks. But I'm making changes that are for real.

I have quit smoking.

I have started insulin as a boost to the oral meds. I'll be seeing an endocrinologist in June to get on a better regimen. My sugars are still high and not showing that much improvement.

I'm still eating close to paleo, but it's hard to call it paleo right now. It's all about the carbs. Cheese and yogurt are back. I'm working on easing sugar back out. It's everywhere and it boosts the carbohydrate counts big time with any food. Milk and coconut milk are about the same, but I use coconut milk for the most part.

My sleep habits are still not the best. I need to get back to work on that. I'm heading for bed at about 11, but I'm still napping during the day. It would be good to get rid of that nap time.

My exercise is good, but not great. I can boost that up. I've been at home for a couple weeks with one more to go. The dog is taking steroids and can't be left alone for more than an hour. We've spent a lot of time outside doing gardening. I do something every day, even if it's not full blown exercise.

I am not my disease, but I think I need to be my disease for a while.

Diabetes sucks.