Blood sugar record today

Just a brief update on my diabetes status.Today was a good day, I managed to keep my blood sugar under 7,which is almost my goal. Since here in Canada, the normal reading is between 4 - 6. So below 7 is really good in my case.  When I was first diagnosed it was at 20. I am positive, that I will manage to reverse this diabetes status. I eat well, exercise, move around all the time now. Before I would get up, go back to bed within hours, then get up, go back to bed for a afternoon nap, then again after supper, I would nap again, now I never take a nap.  I am active, and never tired, it's such a great feeling of not being hit by extreme fatigue, like I've been used to for so many years now.Now I can truly appreciate , having concured the dragon.Even if I do blame the treatment for the onset of my diabetes. Many who did this type of chemo treatment, ended up with this disease. But I needed this to get back in shape, God knew it, and gave me this challenge, cause he knew I would take control, like I did when I was diagnosed with hepatitis c. I have joined the Diabetes Message Board here at Daily Strength, and I must admit that I am learning a lot of great information, that I never knew about his disease, even though my father has suffered from it, for many years now. I've been going there pretty steady, since I feel so great, I believe I went more often then I have in a year, thanks to the fact that I feel wonderful, and not tired like I used to be. My father is very interested in everything I report to him, that I am learning about the disease. Not because he doesn't know about it, cause he had many books on the disease, he gave me one, and it's all good info, that will help me to get a reverse status eventually. He is interested in the food I eat, the shakes for diabetes, see he wasn't aware of how many type of foods we can buy now, that are especially made for diabetic people, so I am creating a list for the next time they go shopping, I will go with them and help them choose the right stuff, and explain the quantities needed to satisfy his hunger. I am taking my sugar level, four times a day. Usually a person will take it twice a day, but since I am newly diagnosed, it is good to check it often to see which food puts it up, and if the exercises helps, ect..... Still rainning today, but I've been going up and down, doing some laundry in the basement, and cleared a few boxes from my washroom, since the painting is next, then it will be ready to install the safety bars I bought for my tub, since it is a unusual tub. It is 3 ft deep, almost like a swimming pool when I get in there. So I choose the sturdy safety bars, they were quite a bit more expensive but they will be strong. Then I bought the soap dispenser, toilet paper dispenser, towel bars, all gold, they are very nice. My sink is shape like a big sea shell, it was the biggest sink on a pedestal in the store, and that's the one I choose, since the tub was so big, I couldn't very well choose a little sink Hey? lol As for the toilet, it's still not in, but the old one looks new, so if there is a problem getting the toilet I choose, well I will let it go and keep the one I have. The one I choose flushes itself, as you get up, yes I'm serious, so monday, or whenever the contractors come in I will ask the boss if the toilet is in. The flooring and ceramic on the walls are done, now they are going to do the kitchen floor. I love the ceramic we choose for the kitchen. Then they will need to complete the kitchen cabinets, only the bottom part, the top part is done, the ceramic from the floor will also be used on the wall of the sink, you know at the back, all that wall, then the counter also will be with that ceramic, it will go well with my wooden flooring in my living room, since it is open concept. I can't wait, then I am doing a Wine and Cheese gathering, for my immediate family. So much for my brief update, lol. Have a wonderful week my friends.  Mckenzie One day at the time.

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so glad your feeling better
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Wow.....I can tell that you are definitely feeling MUCh better....couldn;t be happier....although I did predict that you would take this new diagnosis in stride, study and whoop it.....I had no IDEA how wonderfully it would help you in SO many ways.....I know this sounds crazy but diabities may have given you your life back.......

Glad you joined the Diabitic Group...within a couple weeks I figure you\'ll be helping all them as you did us......luv you my sis xoxo
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Wow - when did you organise the new bathroom? I have so many \"odd jobs\" to be done around this place - but I have to get 3 quotes for everything. Australian tradesmen are the absolute pits for women to deal with. They are so distainful - I mean its - \"What would a woman know\" - not that they say it - it is just implied in their manner. Two years ago I had one come to look at my skylight, which was still under guarantee -he got up, & came back down with a few pieces of pine needles. I didn\'t see what he did up there. He got really angry with me, & said the needles were under the flashing, & that\'s why it leaked. Trying to joke him out of his rotten mood, I said (stupidly, but I\'m not very bright at 7.45am) \"Oh, so I suppose that means you\'ll charge me. That made him absolutely red in the face: he could hardly talk, but told me he\'d bill me for his time. & 2 days later I got a bill for $70.00. No use phoning the Consumer Affiars in this State - you only get some kid who wants to get you off the line, knows nothing - & the Legislation here is very poor. So I decided to phone the Trustees sof my father\'s Estate - I told the Trust Officer whst happened, & they wrote him a letter telling him he had no legal right to charge for assessing a problem. He must have been furious, but ever since, it has made me wary. You asre fortunate Mck, in having a husband - this type never try it on a man - they are basically just bullies. Oh! What a rave. Hope the bathroom turns out A1. Sad to hear your Dad also has diabetes - but it does tend to run in families - it is in my ex. m-in-law\'s - so hoping my 2 younger kids don\'t get it. They both eat well. Must depart - have been here for hours, & it\'s bad for the back. Fond regards, JaneD.
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Glad to hear you are up and energetic. Sounds like you are realy taking care of yourself and getting a lot done. I have not been on DS much. I am either having trouble with my computer or with the DS site. Am sleeping a lot and not getting out in the heat much. Had a bad period with panic attacks but they have stopped now. TG Maybe I need to see the dr. Anyway I am glad you are doing well. How is your daughter doing? Much love, Jackie
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I am so happy to hear that you have your energy back!
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See you are from Canada. Where abouts? I lived in Sudbury, Ontario most of my life, but am in Alberta now... not used to the big city yet, but had to get as far away from an abusive ex as possible. I was just from a little town. I also see you have horses. Horses are my passion in life. I went to school for the equine for two years, then it qualified me as a papered trainer, rider and nutritionist of the equine. I rode and showed for years. I trained and showed the top quarter horse in Canada in 2004.... trained other peoples horses and gave lessons... until things with my health got worse and I couldnt ride anymore ( who can ride with an oxygen tank on them?LOL) I tried to keep up the teaching and coaching at shows, but eventually had to stop...just wanted to know if you still ride... lucky you. Joanne :)