I went to the doctor yesterday and once again she is making changes to my medication. My blood sugars have been running high lately, so she is going to try a new insulin which she can get me on a program that pays for it. The only thing is this insulin will be in addition to the insulin I am already taking. So more shooting up for me on a daily basis.
The additional shooting up does not bother me as much as the fact that she mentioned the dreaded word "diet." Specifically a low carb diet. I have to limit myself to 50 carbs or less a day. She wants me to limit myself to 20 carbs a day but she felt that she wouldnt push that with me. I have to write down every carb I eat and take it back to her. Great. I have always dreamed of that.
I hate low carb diets! Too much meat! You are looking at someone who went vegetarian for 9 months and thoroughly enjoyed it. My skin was cleaner, my cholesterol was lower, I felt really good. I had to go off the vegetarian thing because the doctor said I was not taking in enough protein. See, I dont care for lentils or beans that much. I eat them only every once in a while.
Anyway, Im getting off track. I wont be able to eat fruit like I like too. One damn apple (medium) has like 16 grams of carbohydrates. That sucks! When your limited to 50 a day and the apple is that much, you tend to think maybe you will skip it for the corn on the cob and roll at a meal.
All this does not mean I will be able to cut down on my oral meds. I asked her and she wouldnt go so far as to say that. She just said it would help.
When I start the new insulin I think I am going to be shooting up four times a day. That will not be convenient. When I went to the monster walk on Halloween I had to shoot up in the parking lot of the church. Boy--that turned some heads! But I had no choice. Amber was so embarrassed. She was afraid people would "talk." I let her know that they really didnt need to say anything--it wasnt like I had my arm tied off and was looking for a good vein. Now that my shooting up is going to be doubled--more than likely I will find myself in situations that will require shooting up in the car or public restrooms. Either that or I can stay at home and never go anywhere.
Diabetes just sucks.
Low carb diets do too.