Sunday, January 9, 2011

Blood Sugar!

Well it's been one week now of monitoring my blood sugar and things have gone pretty well so far.  I saw an Endocrinologist last Monday and he made me feel much more at ease about everything.  I had been stressed out about not really knowing what I could and couldn't eat.  I didn't know how high my blood sugar was getting after eating certain things and that was frustrating me.  After talking to him and going over what my levels should be after meals and how to alter my diet to help my body control it without insulin, my stress level has come WAY down.  The worst time of day for me seems to be after dinner.  It appears that that time of day is hardest for my body to bring my blood sugar back down on it owns. 

Yesterday was my first day of giving myself an insulin shot before eating and honestly, I didn't even feel it.  It hurts worse to prick myself 4-6 times a day to check my blood sugar than it did to give myself a shot of insulin.  When I checked my blood sugar after using the insulin, my levels were great!  Proof that the small dose of insulin worked!!  In the words of the doctor, "Think of it as being in the county jail. You'll only be here for a short amount of time, doing somethings that you don't really want to do.  But after 2 months you'll be free again!"  This has to be one of the best analogies I have ever heard. 

With a few months of pricks and pokes to make sure Jaxon and I stay healthy, I should be fine.  I think I can handle being in "County Jail" for a few more weeks!!

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