Reality check

I’m hesitant to share this, but I will. I made an appointment with my doctor next week because I suspect I’m now diabetic. I’m getting tingly neuropathy-type symptoms in my arms and legs most of the time and I can’t ignore it any longer.

I’ve lost 50 pounds in the last year but gained 15 back. The demands of doing two full-time blogs take their toll; it’s really difficult to schedule my life like a normal person, but I’m going to have to make room every day for exercise. I just have to.

If you want to help, please keep checking back at the site, even on the days I’m not posting much. Every day, I feel the pressure to keep up the numbers that sustain the little bit of advertising money I get. I have to do less posting, and I need to spend more time away from the computer.

3 thoughts on “Reality check

  1. I found out I was diabetic about 6- years ago. Doctor did not see the signs during my routine blood work and I started feeling bad. I could not walk more than 50 feet without running out of breath and that was partially due to the atrial fibrillation I was experiencing. Went to doc and found out I had some heart problems and my glucose was at 500. Should have been in a diabetic coma, but was lucky.

    Good luck to you, being diabetic can be depressing. Exercise is a good way to control glucose levels, too bad I lost the will for now.

  2. Borderline diabetic here. Diet and exercise can really do the trick. I hear they have treadmills with a laptop between the grips . . .

  3. The doc will want you to have an A1C test which indicates what you sugar has been for the past 3 or 4 months. You can get this test done at Walgreens (& maybe other drug stores) for $35 instead of having the doctor take the blood for $100+. You can no buy your own A1C test meter for $40. Also the glucose meters are listed at around $60, but some of them offer rebate coupons so the net cost is very little. The strips do cost a good amount though. You are shooting for a reading of about 100 mg/dl fasting. 200+ is :(. 300+ is 🙁 🙁

    You can get a meter at the pharmacy and test yourself right now if you are worried about it.

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