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Saturday, August 18, 2007

No More Cookies for Buggy

No cookies, no cake, no delicious salty sweet Payday candy bars. No juice, no booze, no carbs, no fat.

Yesterday I went to my Doctor to get the results of my bloodwork. I was really just going to see if my cholesterol had gotten better since I'd lost weight, and to have her recommend someone to see about my knees, which have gotten really bad.
So that was my main concern, my knees, oh and I've been really tired lately, but I've been working lots.

What she found was not what I expected.

I've been dignosed with Type 2 Diabetes.

Not borderline, not 'we'll keep and eye on this' , but actual 'have to poke my finger all day and check it and probably need medication my whole life' , fucking Diabetes!

And my freakin cholestrol is still crazy high.

On the bright side ( ha, like there is a bright side) , I've been eating very poorly lately. It's not like I was eating well and taking good care of myself and my blood glucose was high, nope. I've been eating bad, so it might be possible to help it some with better eating habits.
Help it some, not fix it, not make it go away.

I told my Husband that at least I wasn't just whineing about being really tired and not feeling good. I really don't feel good, I've been feeling sick because I've been sick.

And now I'm scared

At least we have insurance now ( score another point for the bright side) and I like my Doctor very much.
She took more tests, and will be setting me an appointment for a place that teaches you how to eat, and test your blood sugar. Also ordered x-rays for my knees and will be schedualing an appointment with an orthopedic knee specialist.

I just want to climb into bed. I've been tired and depressed and stressed, and I don't want to power through it anymore. I want to lie down. I've been sick.

But I have to go to work later, and it looks like any days off will be spent at Doctor appts.

Thanks for listening to me, any good thoughts you may want to send will be much appreciated.

15 Comments:

Blogger Bravie said...

Ack!! definitely change your eating habits. It will make a world of difference in how you feel and how your diabetes will be controlled. *hugs*

11:55 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

You will be fine, I promise. Now cheer the hell up, you look awesome in those skinny jeans!

3:32 PM  
Blogger Puffy said...

Diabetes is becoming more and more common lately. It seems like there's an epidemic. Is there a history of it in your family? *sending good, healthy, sweet, but not sweet in a bad way, vibes your way*

3:43 AM  
Blogger kim (weltek) said...

*hugs* You can do this, buggy. Diabetes is a big fear of mine. However, I've seen family members really control it after being diagnosed, so that gives hope.

9:40 AM  
Blogger momma said...

Eeps.

No worries Buggah. You will be fine and you'll get used to it. It's actually helped all of my family since DH was diagnosed Type 1 a few years back. Call me if you want to talk or have questions or want to whine about it.

*hugs*

10:41 AM  
Anonymous moon said...

Hope you're feeling better, Bug! I'm sending good thoughts your way!

8:42 PM  
Blogger Kimmah said...

we need to chat this weekend, hon. i miss you and now i'm a wee bit on the worried side.

w. has the evil t2d--it's doable. just be diligent and eat all the yucky food like i do these days. we can be all healthy-like together.

11:00 PM  
Blogger Buggy said...

Thanks everyone, it's good to have friends.

Update- I talked to my Father in Law who has been dealing with borderline Diabetes for 2 years. Dad gave me a great pep talk and explained some about carbs and what I could eat ( because right now, what I CAN eat is way more important to me than what I can't)
Made me feel a bit better.

Physically, I still feel pretty bad. I am not on any meds, and don't have a glucose moniter yet, nor have I been called by the place that gives the classes on how to take care of myself. I am winging it on food, trying to be careful and eat right, but not really sure how to eat the right amounts of what, and when. And I always have a headache.
But I think I feel more positive, feel like I am going to be okay.
Thanks for the Lvoe, I needed it.
You are all the BEST!

9:24 AM  
Blogger momma said...

Buggah - you can get a glucose monitor for like $15 at Walmart! You best go get one today...it's a MUST have.

10:14 AM  
Blogger dragonflies said...

Aw twin, I feel for you! But you can handle this. You have the right attitude already, focusing on what you can vs can't eat. DH has really been struggling with what he can't eat as a result of his celiac (gluten intolerance), so I know all about that.

You are right, it isn't only what, but combinations, and portions, that are really important. I've known a few peeps that have been diagnosed, and it takes a while to figure out how your body handles combinations. Also what your trigger foods might be. So build up that patience, and vent to us anytime!

Smooches and hugs!

10:24 AM  
Blogger lights said...

Just saw this Buggy hon. Sorry you've been feeling so crappy. *hugs* You're gonna be fine. Pam said so. *more hugs*

Take care of yourself sugarbooger!

9:43 PM  
Blogger augie said...

*hugs for the bug*

Sorry to hear this buggy, but once you get on track you'll be feeling a 1,000 times better. We're here for you!

6:12 PM  
Blogger Puffy said...

Another update?

12:08 AM  
Blogger Lisa McMann said...

How are you feeling now, bug? Is it getting any better? Do you have news?

Sending good thoughts and hugs!

Wheezus

5:10 PM  
Blogger MM said...

Oh geez, I thought I left a comment here ages ago!

{{hugs}} Buggy! Please take care!

1:08 AM  

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