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Actually, life seems to be moving in a pleasant direction.  My shoulder rehab is going excellently.  I got to start strength training over a week early because it's going so well.  Very little pain left, even when I change clothes.

the diabetes issue...well, I am doing a lot better than I expected.  I found out if I keep to a really low carb diet, eating lots of veggies of the non-starchy type, and very little in the way of grains, and exercise daily, and take my med, I can actually keep my blood sugar in the high normal/low prediabetic range.  I have sometimes sore fingertips, but it feels good not to have high blood sugar, so I am content.  The bit of pins and needles I was starting to get in my feet have backed off, too, and I've managed to drop about 7 lbs since diagnosis, and I'm moving around a lot more; I walk every day for a minimum of 40 minutes, and sometimes a shorter walk after breakfast, because no matter how low my fasting blood sugar is at wakeup, breakfast makes it spike higher than any other meal of the day, even if I don't eat any carb with it.  Must be a body rhythm thing.

This hasn't done my writing much good lately, because I've been way too busy worrying about how to eat and move and get better, but I think I'm at the point where now I can start integrating it back into life.

And I'll have a quiet house the next two weeks to do just that.  Hubby was dispatched to the Miller fire in New Mexico, near the town of Silver City, and I'll have lots of no distraction to get my schedule reorganized.

Welp, time to get ready for my evening walk!  Just thought I'd check in.



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May. 14th, 2011 12:13 am (UTC)

That's good! Veggies are so good for us. I need to learn to like them more.

May. 14th, 2011 01:09 am (UTC)
You're probably having a bit of dawn effect in the morning; pretty much everyone I know with diabetes has it to some degree, and you're right - it is a body rhythms thing.

So glad to hear you're getting a handle on everything, and moving through your rehab faster than expected! =) That's awesome, and probably something of a relief. I wish you best of luck as you continue to fiddle with your schedule!
May. 14th, 2011 01:25 am (UTC)
nice thing for me is my morning fasting blood is going really well(this morning it was 97) It doesn't pulse until after breakfast...my highest sugars of the day seem to hit that first hour after eating breakfast. I can live with that. Exercise and careful food choice keeps it from going crazy.
May. 14th, 2011 01:58 am (UTC)
I'm glad things are going good for you, KK! *huggles*
May. 14th, 2011 08:41 am (UTC)
<3 So glad to hear things are getting back on track for you! *snuggles* It's not easy changing your lifestyle, so I'm glad to hear your efforts are working out!
May. 14th, 2011 12:18 pm (UTC)
Good to hear from you! Glad you are feeling better! HUGS!
May. 14th, 2011 03:04 pm (UTC)
Glad you are doing better.
May. 15th, 2011 06:19 am (UTC)
I'm so glad you are doing so well! ^_^ Keep at it!
May. 15th, 2011 05:18 pm (UTC)
I'm glad to hear you're feeling better.
May. 16th, 2011 06:22 pm (UTC)
Congrats on getting your blood sugar working properly. Have you checked to see if there are any natural herbs or enzymes that could help?
May. 16th, 2011 06:45 pm (UTC)
Fenugreek and Cinnamon can help some, but not enough usually by themselves. The med I'm on though has not too many side effects, and won't let my blood sugars drop dangerously low, and between that and exercise and controlling carb intake, I'm doing pretty good.
May. 16th, 2011 07:34 pm (UTC)
I'll ask my sister about it when I see her next. She might have some recommendations.
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