Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Update--better late than never.

Things are going well. Still above 200 lbs though. I still have sugar cravings like mad. Changed med to Byetta because ins. would not pay for other injectable. Byetta causes some nausea. I am really having a problem getting my meds in. I thought today that I need a timetable instead of just taking it whenever. I am going to try this schedule.  7:00 AM Metformin with food.  6:00 PM Byetta then eat by 30 min. After I eat then take the Metformin and Lipitor. Hopefully this will work. Hardly ever do I eat supper before 6:00. This med is so crazy, you cannot eat before but have to eat at least by 30 min after taking it.  I asked one of our docs at work how long it takes for your stomach to get empty after eating, he said 1 and 1/2 hours or so.

I know that all well laid plans can sometimes fall apart but I really need to concentrate hard on getting the meds in every day. 

Monday, April 4, 2011

update the 3 D's

Really losing weight is hard. I know it can be a cinch if you watch how many calories you consume but that is also hard. Back from vacation and as everyone says "time to get serious". My biggest downfall is sugar. Any form will do for the sugar monster. On vacation I really did not snack. Snacking is another pitfall.  When it turns into lots of extra calories then it is not considered grazing.

Blood sugar has been doing pretty good. I check it almost every morning. I do not want to get out of control. Taking meds as prescribed. Need to continue my visits to endocrinologist and finish up my work up with GI doc.  Blood work needs to be done. 

I am doing well. Work is good. Would love to sell house but that is for another day I suppose. Vacations working out well. So far family is doing good. I count my blessings. Friends are going through some trials and I pray they will make it through soon.

Monday, December 20, 2010

New medication working good.

Started a new medication (Victoza) almost 2 weeks ago. It is an injectable that is so easy to give. It manages blood sugar very well, so far no side effects (could have nausea) and AM sugars have been really good. Still taking the Metformin and Amaryl in the morning. Hopefully I can cut the Amaryl out completely.

My problem now is eating. I need to make a conscious effort to eat better. This new med really does decrease your appetite. Yesterday I went to Costco, had a few nipples around the store but not much. After checking out I got a slice of pizza (large slices at Costco) and I could not eat but half and that was over about an hour time frame (kept running errands and would take a bite here and there). Last night I only ate a little bite of leftover pound cake and a candy cane. Threw the rest of the pizza away.  I have found that sweets if eaten too much will make me sick to my stomach. This is probably a good thing. I know it and I have to be careful. My friend who is on this med says she is hardly interested in sweets at all and her appetite has really decreased. Lost 20 lbs without trying. Yippee, looking forward to losing 20 lbs and all it's family members.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

It has been a while since I posted about my diabetes. It took about 3 months to get things under control. I have a visit with Anna in a week or so.  I went back to eating sugar. I could not tell much difference. I am still trying to be careful what I eat. Calorie counting is the best way to go. Staying at 2000 a day is sometimes a chore. I have started eating oatmeal, took a while to acquire the taste/texture but now I really love it and look for different flavors, etc.  This has helped me get breakfast in early in the day. The best way to change a lifestyle is with baby steps. The most helpful thing I have done for myself is to accept the challenges and look ahead. Face reality with a smile on my face.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Days 18-22 - keeping it up

Still off sugar.  Having hard time staying away from some starches. The best thing is take it step by step and be aware of what is going in your mouth. All in all doing OK.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Day 17-white bread and white rice is a no no

Started the day out well with glucose monitoring. Had white rice, black beans and a regular bagel for lunch, 3 hours later blood sugar was over 250. Go figure. I guess I will not do that again. Whole grain is best with brown rice. Will try that and see what the number is. Trial and error.

Thursday, September 2, 2010