Well Thursday was a great day. I saw my Endo for the second time since she put me on the Byetta shots. She is the greatest, I should have had this doctor since I was diagnosed with Diabetes but hind sight is 20/20. I was taking 5mcg of the Byetta and she put me on 10 mcg of Byetta. Since I have been on it my blood sugar numbers have dropped from 228-320 to an average of 160 post meal blood sugars. I have been luck enouogh to have some of my blood sugar numbers in the 120 range. I know this not the best of number but for a range of 6 weeks, this is good for me. Let’s just hope that the Byetta, Metformin and Glipizide drop them even lower. I have to be optimistic since this is the lowest it has been in almost a year since I was taken off of Avandia and Amaryl.
She also said that I need to lose more weight. She said I look sorta like a Teletubbie. I was around 270 pounds when diagnosed and now I am down to 139. I am 6’5" and she wants me to be around 212-217 so I do have a ways to go. So I am starting to do some walking. There is a Diabetes Walk in Dallas in November so I might as well get training so I can walk this and not pass out (not to mention, have a heart attack). I am also looking into doing some restorative yoga. I have read that this is good for diabetics.
Life is grand and it is the start of new me. I am going to tackle this horiffic disease head first. I am not going to let it run my life. Until next time, God bless everyone,Jeff