Sunday, July 5th, 2015
LIFE AS A DIABETIC
One week ago my doctor confirmed that not only was a a diabetic but my blood sugar level was very high. The only reason she held off on starting me on insulin shots was because she realized I wanted to try taking tablets first.
I went within the hour to get the tiny machine necessary to check my blood sugar as well as my medicine. Within the hour I pricked my finger and it read 477. Believe you me that got my attention! Around 4:00 that same day I checked it again, after taking a tablet and it had dropped to the 200’s level.
Then I went through a period when I couldn’t collect the blood samples. Finally my doctor got me hooked up with Guardian Care. Their representative came by and I answered a lot of questions and signed off on a multitude of papers. He taught me how to transfer the blood from my fingertip to the monitor/strip and I’ve been successful doing so ever since.
Guardian Care will send someone by twice a week for as long as I need them. I’m keeping a record of what I eat and we’ll go over those sheets. I still have a lot of questions about food choices, etc.
The good thing is that my blood sugar has dropped 477 to 157!