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Mama Deb
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So. I was supposed to see my doctor and my nutritionist today. Ms. Amadi, the nutritionist, had babysitter problems, so she couldn't make it, but I did see Dr. B.

He loves me. :)

My blood sugar is good (he thinks it's fine in the range it's been.) My blood pressure is 120/80, which is just where we want it. And my weight? I've lost about 8 more pounds. And that's including Pesach - he would have been happy had I not *gained*.

And he was also pleased I touched my toes, and said I was looking better. I don't even need to see him for another three months. He's confident that by then, I might be reducing or even eliminating meds.

Plus. He *loved* the program I got for my Palm - "Diabetes Pilot". I was able to show him a week's worth of results *and* a graph and then another date and he *loved* it. "The perfect patient, " he called me.

Please bear this in mind. While he does general internal medicine and is building a practice with other specialties - a physiatrist, a dermatologist, a podiatrist, the nutritionist - and has a wide variety of adult patients with a wide variety of ills, the office does specialize in HIV. So the fact that I am not HIV positive and that all of my ills are treatable and improvable is a gift by itself, I think.

I decided to go out for lunch. You'd think that a tuna sandwich and a bowl of soup would be light and easy to manage. Apparently not. I was miserable. Too much food.

I am *not* bulimic and I do not enjoy this, but by the time I got home, after getting money and shopping for Shabbat, I realized there was only one thing I could do. It was not much - just enough to relieve the pressure, as it were. But I don't think I'll eat that much again. And a good thing, too.


The Palm program sounds interesting--I went and looked it up. As my brother and sister-in-law were just drawing Excel graphs of my niece's readings (diagnosed as Type 1 in December, at age 10), I passed the link on to them.

I'm glad your program is going well, and yeah! for touching your toes.

Good job on the weight loss and diabetes management!

Regarding too much food:

I've had the same thing happen. One of the side effects of suddenly living on a reduced quantity diet is that you simply _can't_ eat that much, even when you want to.

I liken it to my current complete lack of alcohol tolerance. It's just a weight loss side effect...

But I think there is a real reluctance to discuss, as it's a: gross, and b: the first word out of anyone's mouth is bullemia, and that's not the case.