Thursday, February 28, 2013

Finally some improvement

I was diagnosed Type II Diabetic about two years ago. Its been a bit of a struggle for me because my family and culture eat a lot of carb heavy foods and I've always been someone who has had a difficult time remembering to take medication. An even harder time when I have to take medication on a specific schedule. Because I haven't been doing it as I should, a few months ago my doctor prescribed me an additional medication that I need to take with the ones I'd already been prescribed. This particular pill has to be taken a half hour before my meal. The problem with this is that I don't have a set time that I eat meals (I know, I need to have one) and often I don't know that I'll be eating in a half hour.

The past few days I've done my best to take this pill. I've been sucessful at least once a day a few times a week so far because I've been taking it just as I pick up my husband from work. Usually by the time we get home and a salad is prepared its been a half hour.

When I was only taking one medication for my blood sugar, no matter how well I did during the day and at dinner, my blood sugar levels were always too high for fasting. This morning, for the first time ever, my blood sugar was within the suggest fasting range. It was near the top, but it was still within the range.

I'm also wondering if the pill might be helping with my appetite or if its just having my sugars starting to be in the suggest range, but I'm also not feeling the urge to eat as much at dinner time as I normally feel the need for.

I think this weekend is going to be one of the ultimate tests because tomorrow is my RDO and we are also having our weekly get together's for game night. There tends to be a fair amount of snacking on these days. I should make sure to have my food tracker handy at all times and see how things work out.

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