Type 2 Diabetes – Another Step

The journey is continuing. But the path is not always easy. This past weekend, I ran into a rough spot.

On Saturday night, into Sunday morning, I was sick. The Metformin I have been taking has been giving me digestive problems on occasion, but this was the worst yet. I was up for two and a half hours and in agony.

I hadn’t exercised much in the previous few days and I don’t know if that played a part in that unpleasant scene. All day Sunday, my whole tummy was shaking and I still had pain. I didn’t eat much during the day, but after I went for a 15-minute walk on our local trail, I felt a little better. I was able to eat a small supper and it felt good.

After supper, my husband and I went for another walk on the trail, this time for about 20 minutes. Last night was much better and today I feel back to normal.

August 9, 2015 – 1 p.m. Blood Glucose level – 8.3

August 10, 2015 – 8:30 a.m. Blood Glucose level 6.4

My average level over the past couple of weeks is 7.3

Now I have a few questions.

  • What part did my lack of exercise play in my feeling of illness?
  • What role did my eating play?
  • What fasting BG level should I be aiming for?
  • What level should I be aiming for after a meal?

I will be seeing a nurse for an hour and a dietician for another hour on August 18. I hope they can answer my questions and help me feel confident that I am doing everything possible to minimize the effects of this disease.

The worst part about getting sick the other night? I had to cancel a visit to my sister’s house for dinner and a “mystery evening” to say good-bye to my brother, David, who is leaving for the States quite soon.

I have been planning my exercise sessions over the coming week and have been to the local farmer’s market to buy fresh veggies. This morning’s breakfast was sautéed zucchini, an egg, and a clementine. And lots of tea.

By the way, my computer’s spell checker wanted to change “Metformin”” to performing”.

Have a healthy week and thanks for reading. – Maureen