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Old 02-17-2020, 04:38 PM   #881
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Thanks @Marylin Iwonder if I can stay on Trulicity if I have to go on insulin as that makes my appetite so much better.
Yesterday I went to my craft group and they were sharing a very decadent chocolate cake around to celebrate some ones birthday. I was so proud of myself when I said no to a piece of it twice. Yay me. It is okay to say no. Normally I would have had two pieces.
Maybe it wont be as hard as I think.
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Thanks @Marylin Iwonder if I can stay on Trulicity if I have to go on insulin as that makes my appetite so much better.

Yesterday I went to my craft group and they were sharing a very decadent chocolate cake around to celebrate some ones birthday. I was so proud of myself when I said no to a piece of it twice. Yay me. It is okay to say no. Normally I would have had two pieces.

Maybe it wont be as hard as I think.
Happy stupid birthday to me my endo just switched me to pens and got meva CGM after having declared me postively dangerous with a syringe ,i have no clue how muchminsulin i am drawing up because i have some nasty cataracts , i use a ralking glucometer but cant test as often as i used to ,because ofvthe cataracts i dont see red so i get alot of insufficient sample errors , this community is one of the few places that has a dark mode that allows me to see something ,the CGM has been a no go ,i cant see it and its not compatable with any of my current devices ,i am waiting for a new aide to start before i buy a new Ipad as Samsung is not compatable devices with G6.so I consider it my stupid birthday. Because not being able to see like 97% of life is stupid ,how did my eye doctor talk me into "there not ripe yet" let's wait .
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Happy stupid birthday to me my endo just switched me to pens and got meva CGM after having declared me postively dangerous with a syringe ,i have no clue how muchminsulin i am drawing up because i have some nasty cataracts , i use a ralking glucometer but cant test as often as i used to ,because ofvthe cataracts i dont see red so i get alot of insufficient sample errors , this community is one of the few places that has a dark mode that allows me to see something ,the CGM has been a no go ,i cant see it and its not compatable with any of my current devices ,i am waiting for a new aide to start before i buy a new Ipad as Samsung is not compatable devices with G6.so I consider it my stupid birthday. Because not being able to see like 97% of life is stupid ,how did my eye doctor talk me into "there not ripe yet" let's wait .
Happy Birthday Misterpain. (Sugar free cake) It sounds like a good idea to be on pens at least you will have a better idea as to how much you are giving yourself. I am sorry that you are having a problem seeing. Good luck on getting the right app and machine soon.
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Well, Friday the 13th was certainly a bad day for me! Doctor gave me results of annual blood test as I'm on meds for hereditary high blood pressure. Told me I've got high cholesterol and Type 2. Can't say I was surprised but it still shocked me. My diet hasn't been great for a number of reasons.

Doc wants another blood test, plus urine in 3 weeks' time (early April) then appointment with him is 2 weeks after that, to confirm T2 diagnosis. Realise this problem can't be resolved overnight, but felt there was a hidden message in his request. Already cut down on chocolate, having plain only. Reading more labels, careful with amount of fruit I eat (yes, counting grapes!). Do drink a lot of water, although add no added sugar squash because it's horrible without. Only use about a teaspoon anyway.

Because of Covid-19 have been unable to get dried or tinned beans, but will be buying when they're back on the shelves. Already seeing signs of weight loss, as belly and middle fat now has rippled effect. A sign that something's happening. Also noticed not as tired as I was.

Will come back to this forum regularly to read experiences and contribute. Know there's a long way to go, but really have to address this problem!
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Good on you for taking a proactive approach. Adjusting is not easy. I trust that you are still on the right track.
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Well, i didnt taken my diuretic for 3 days (usually take it every 2 or 3) and i weighed myself expecting it to be a little high, but it was a little low, so that is good news. Also i hadnt checked my blood sugar for two months, so i did that yesterday, and it was 151 fasting, which is not great, but still pretty good for me.

Not getting out to get groceries, and a little depressed about covid, and afraid to order in, and trying to eat more simply and conserve because who knows, right? But i was able to order a variety of foodstuffs from amazon today. All shelf stable, mostly dietetic.

Its weird. Half the time im depressed and suicidal, but when the rubber meets the road - when all i would have to do is go out and lick a door handle somewhere - i get all, ooh, i gotta take care of myself.
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At the back of my mind was expecting this. Had text earlier from doctors cancelling my confirmatory blood test this Friday. Realise that covid-19 is more important but feel it's also affirmation I'm being given time to sort this out myself. Will see if they've got the same joined up thinking with the follow-up docs appointment booked for two weeks time.

Given their previous record of sending six texts in four days about visiting the surgery and nominating a pharmacy, will be interesting to see if they cancel that appointment too.
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