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I completed four days of Insanity. Tonight I will be doing day 5. So far so good. I find that the workout is a challenge.  I am sticking to it. In fact I look forward in dropping a few extra pounds. Anything to get rid of high blood pressure.

I had to get to the point where I had to want to do it for me.

Well it was my breaking point. As a diabetic I stress about my feet and legs the most. However, the meds I suppose to be taking for my high blood pressure  made my ankles and calf swell badly. For me I can’t handle that. I stress, what if it isn’t the meds? What if this or that. Suppose my skin breaks open and I get an infection. I can’t deal with that.

So, I’m changing somethings to be around a little long. It all starts with me.

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I guess this is a before of me that I am willing to show. I don’t know how much weight I am willing to drop, but long as I get rid of HBP (High Blood Pressure) !

 

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Just a thought

I am sitting here thinking about life in general.  How times flies and every moment isn’t always accounted for. I have not blogged in a couple of years. I thought I would start back doing so. I even decided to do a few video blogs. Hell I really don’t have anything to loose by making a few videos. People will either like it or hate it. I guess you are wondering what will I video about. It’s simple me being me!  I am a diabetic and I have a fight to do everyday. I have to manage this disease every day. Listening to people that have no clue tell me what I can’t have. Some reason they have a doctors or endocrinologist degree I was unaware of.  Yes there are many videos out there. Yes , yes, yes! But wait, mines may not be the same ole same ole. Mines may be different. I may even show the part of me that no one sees. Well not that part because I am not that crazy. Maybe the silly or humor part of me.

I am diabetic, I am a fighter, and I am me.  A lot have changed in my life. I have a Dexcom that have saved my life several times. It is a CGM (continues glucose meter) . It reads your blood sugar levels every five minutes. It alarms when rising or dropping. It is one amazing tool for diabetics. You still have to finger stick yourself 3 times a day.  However, this is one of the best tools I have. I would not trade this in for any other.

Okay enough for the moment. I will be back soon!

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This diabetes thing is really trying my hand. One minute I am fine. The next it all goes south somewhere. By now I would think I would have better control, but that is not always the case. The good news is I no longer have to take Lantus Solar before bed time. I no longer have to take glimpride in the morning. Very good for me I should say. I watch my levels very closely and know my body. I sent my reading to my doctor. He notice the same thing I notice. My levels were way to high. I also was passing protein / sugar in my urine.

He changed my meds to Novolog 70/30 mix. My whole life took another change. Uncertain on this med, but I do know a few people who take this med. I am very scared to take meds. So, I only take what is needed. I only take two meds at this time in my life. One is for this diabetes. The other high blood pressure. I have had no issues with the blood pressure meds.

Now with this Novolog mix, I have had some good reading. I am almost normal for my readings. Which my Endocrinologist wants something around 130’s. However, I have a lot of lows. Way too many! My problem is this. Well you all read my blog. I keep it open about what foods I like. So, this is my issue. I repeat again. I HATE a lot of foods. The slightest foods with carbs will send me high. All my hated foods like rice, oatmeal, potatoes, beans, pasta, and I am sure I missed some, sends me way to high.

I stay away from them because if I was to eat bread, rice, potatoes, pasta, and other carb foods, rather good for me or not sends me high. When this happens it means I will need more meds. I am scared to death of these foods. I rarely fry my foods. The only way I like a potato is if it’s fried potatoes with onion, or french fries. Those aren’t good for me. Rice is not worth me having because I can only do about 2 tablespoons of it. Even that is a bit much for my levels. Once I eat that, it is up there like me eating a spoon of oatmeal. My levels goes over 382. That number is 2.5 hours after testing. I don’t come down until 4 to 5 hours later. I still be high in the 270’s. It is not worth it.

Beans suppose to be good for me. I do like them, but not enough to say I will have them all the time. There are only 2 I like. Navy beans and Bush Vegetarian Beans. Having those the same thing happens. Extremely too high. How would I know? I test way to often. I test before and 2 hours after meals. Sometimes 3 to 4 hours after.

There aren’t many foods I like. I wonder why I’m so fat. I don’t indulge in bad foods. I don’t go crazy with junk foods either. I like healthier foods. I rather bake my foods than fry them.

Trying to keep my sugar up is a task all by it’s self. I hate too many foods, and most of the foods I like don’t have many carbs in it. I only like 5 veggies maybe 6 and that can’t help me. I like berries strawberries for a plain simple smoothie. When I say plain it is the berries, squeezed lemon, ice, and water. That have no effects on my sugar at all. I like apples and sometimes oranges. Maybe a peach now and then, but not like I would eat it if I had a choice. I would pick the apple first.

Maybe I need to look into other culture foods other than American, because American foods have me limited and what I like.

I need a change, or the drops my become a nightmare.

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Last night I went to bed my sugar levels was 140.  I testing, tested my ketones and it was negative. This is good. So this morning I tested ketones and guess was the damn stick was dark. So that told me to check my sugar levels. At 6:33am it tested at 210. That is the highest I have had it in a few days. So I am trying to figure out while the spike.  What did I do different then the last few nights?

Today is the day I have my work up from the Holistic Dr. I am very excited about going. It is time for a change. Like I say you can try the doctors and the meds all you want, but when it is not enough try something different. Don’t knock something unless you have tried it. If it doesn’t work like  most things, then go back to what you were doing.  I think it is worth trying something new for new results.

After all T2 diabetes can be beat! The one you can’t beat from what I know of is T1. If someone do  come up with a serious method to beat it. I think a lot of people will jump on the band wagon.

My body does produce it’s own insulin. I have beat this thing before. My T2 was due to my weight. This was when I was younger. I lost it and I didn’t have it anymore.

Now this ball game is way different. I had pancreasititist and now my sugars are wacked. I don’t think it has much to do with my weight anymore. I lost 30 lbs sense January. 

The pancreas is my main concern.

 

Oh by the way milk rises my sugars. 2% milk is something to stay away from for now.

Talk to you later.

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It is about 6:46am I just tested. I am 172. Two points up from yesterday morning. I tested for keytones and it is there. I am battling for it to leave my body. I am screaming for it to leave. I really want to go to the gym.

I  plan on going to the doctor this morning to get a copy of my blood work. I need to give a copy to the holistic Dr I will be seeing tomorrow.

Then I will be going to the store for some veggies. I cooked turkey wings in the slow cooker. They look so good.

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