Thursday, January 31, 2008

Changes ...

... So as a stop gap I have been given Metfomin to take 3 times a day with food. Hopefully this would be the way I can control my blood sugars. I believe this is a little over optimistic since I'm a type 1 diabetes (ie. just look at me, I'm 1.65 m (5'4"-ish) and weigh about 53 kg (~120 lbs). That's underweight. Plus I'm only 29 and I'm reasonably active. The Metformin (from what I've read is only for people who are type-2). Who knows what the doctorb prescribed me.

So, I have reduced my carbohydrate intake by at least 50% (by doctorb's orders) and my blood sugar readings have stabilized from 5.5 to 9.0. This though may just be the *honeymoon phase* [definition: Its the period of time shortly after someone with is diagnosed with type-1 diabetes where there is some magical restoration of insulin production by the pancreas. However, this is only TEMPORARY and does not mean I'm magically curing or reversing my diabetes]. I'm not a doctorb or specialist or educator, so I don't really know. Its been tough and I've been eating a lot of salad ("You don't make friends with salad").

Its been a little overwhelming with all of the reading that I've done. I've looked at several websites and started to look at diabetes books. Here is a list of websites that I've been reading:
The Canadian Diabetes Association [}
The American Diabetes Association []
The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation []
The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (Canada) []

There are a few people that have been great to me over the past few weeks in helping handling this condition.
Crystal, my girlfriend. She has been a steady as a rock and source of alot of my strength through this. I don't know where I would be without her support. My boss at work. He has given me all of the leeway to ensure that I can get healthy again. He doesn't just see me as another employee but truly cares for my well-being. Colin, a co-worker who has always been there for me. Always has an ear for me to talk to him. Thanks all.

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