My Diabetes May Vary

posted from: http://www.ydmv.net/2017/01/my-diabetes-may-vary.html

Variations are inevitable and frustrating. 

Following treatment for cancer, I started medications as part of recovery including an emotional health medication. They seem to help. But the emotional health drug has a side effect – it bumps up my glucose levels. This feeds a feeling of fasting glucose frustration.

My go-to response is to try “to eat better.” But when I don’t see immediate results, the myth that I can control the rat bastard with diet, makes me feel a temptation to just eat less, to produce less glucose. The risk (and some days the reality) then becomes to eat less AND worse.

I aggravate everything doing that. It is a losing proposition.

So type 2 diabetes becomes more front of mind. I am checking glucose more. (Boy, I would love a sensor that filled in the gaps in my glucose profile. Come on Libre)

I think on balance the numbers are OK-ish. But they show that type 2 diabetes doesn’t play well with others health issues, including emotional health.

As it changes, it demands additional adjustments. I know that is the deal. Knowing it doesn’t make it less frustrating.

Type 2 is inevitably frustrating.

MDMV

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