Mama Deb (mamadeb) wrote,
Mama Deb

Medical stuff

My blood pressure is 130/80. Given that Sunday before last, it was 150/100, this is a tremendous improvement. So the diuretic is working.

I've also lost two pounds, which I attribute to the diuretic as well. (PS to kadymae - he thought the hibuscus tea was a good idea.)

My A1C levels are awful - scary awful. 9.1. Healthy is 5. I maintained 6.7 for years, which is good for Type 2.

I am on Glyset now. My doctor likes medications that prevent absorption of whatever you're trying to avoid asorbing, and he thinks it'll work better than glucophage, which made me nauseated.

I'm also to begin monitoring my blood sugar. I'll get the works on Sunday. Any diabetics on my flist who can recommend a good meter?

And I'm currently d/ling diabetes monitoring software to my desktop and pda. Because you know. Useful.

Oh. And I'm on a 1500 calorie low carb diet. My life will be meausured in 1/4 cups and single ounces. And Pesach will be fun. Much, much fun. But, you know. Even a 5% weight loss will be significant. That's...ten pounds. :) So, I'll be doing the food diary thing, too.
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