This wasn't actually me above, but, as you can imagine, the scene was exactly the same.
My doctor has insisted that I have a blood test for my diabetes, so Nurse Sandrine came first thing yesterday morning with her Dracula kit, and drained me of what must have been several litres of fine quality rouge
In reality, I suppose it did need to be done. I'd decided, some years back, that I would ignore my type 2 diabetes, but I've recently been experiencing bouts of extreme tiredness, and I imagine that the diabetes is probably to blame.
I'm just hoping that when the tests come back, and my doctor, Françoise, analyses the dreadful state of my inner workings, that it will result in my only taking ONE more tablet a day. I am already taking 4 a day for various nonsensical reasons, and I really don't want to be rattling around like a pair of maracas.
I now await the wretched results!
p.s. I should add that my late father had both his legs amputated as a result of his diabetes; so I do take things 'reasonably' seriously.
I always await my results with trepidation as well. I suppose we have the same blood in our veins.ReplyDelete
How long ago were you diagnosed with type 2 - I was in 2000.ReplyDelete
Maybe 8 years ago. I took some tablets for a while, then stopped, thinking I could control things through diet. I couldn't!Delete
Luckily I am still on diet only.Delete
Hope you get some positive results from your tests and please make sure that you look after yourself and take the tablets if they prescribe them.Very important .... Dr. Jackie says !!!! Could they possibly find that it's neat red wine running through your veins ?!! XXXX
That's what I fear the most!Delete
Ignoring it doesn't sound like you take it seriously enough !!!ReplyDelete
My dose is 7 pills daily, and the blood sugar is still creeping up despite a fairly healthy eating regime.ReplyDelete
Just got the call to have my 6-monthly blood test, the doctors have a specialist blood-letting nurse.Delete
3 attempts, left elbow, right hand then finally, third time, left hand. Now I have an inkling of what it might be like to exist as a pincushion.
Also awaiting the results, "No news is good news" in this case.
I have type 1, so can't ignore it. Although I have to inject many times a day, I would still rather have type 1 than 2 for the very reason that most people DO ignore type 2. The effects of spiraling sugar levels are, as you know, invisible until it's too late. Lecture over - sorry! Keep taking the tablets.ReplyDelete
In life, we all have to take our medicine. A few years ago I thought I was taking too many pills so I scaled them down to my "need to live" ones. I hope you don't have to add any more medicine to your daily routine but if you must, you must.ReplyDelete
Yes Cro, you are quite right to take it all seriously. But that picture is a bit grisly - jabs are not my favourite things. (I am to have an epidural shortly so am trying not to think along those lines.) Hope the blood results are favourable.ReplyDelete
Wishing you well, Cro. And thank you for letting us know. That was most kind of you.ReplyDelete
I'm hoping you have good results, too!ReplyDelete
I'm never sure what to look out for with type 2 - everyone I know who has it just seem to carry on as normal. My gran had her leg amputated because of it - oh dear, now you've got me worried too.ReplyDelete
Hope your results are good.ReplyDelete
You take care of yourself please!ReplyDelete
Fingers crossed for good results.ReplyDelete
I, too, have diabetes 2 and sympathize completely! I have found the best way to keep my sugar levels down is to limit my wine drinking to Friday, Saturday and Sunday only and then only one or at the most two glasses -- and normal glasses, not large ones!! I'm not a dessert eater, except on special occasions and try not to over-do particular foods -- and take my medicines -- all of which has worked successfully for the last 8 years -- My greatest weakness comes during the summers in France when I have a great weakness for icy cold rose from Provence served in frosted glasses!!ReplyDelete