Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Lost More Weight

Down to 170 pounds this morning.  My weight goes up and down during the day.  I'm sure when I weight myself again I'll be a few pounds heavier.  But it's still going down.  I think I need to lose another ten pounds or so.   Now I just have to get a regular schedule for the gym.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012


Just spent the last five days at my Moms.   It's nice when you can sit on the porch and look out see something like this picture.   This picture actually wasn't taken from my Mom's porch, but three different times I saw two deer hop across her front yard.  Looking out her kitchen window to her back yard I was able to observe the ground hog family that lives back there.  And from her back yard all you see is trees and hills, no house or person in sight.  Very relaxing.

And just what I've been needing.

Friday, July 06, 2012

I Can See!

These posts are kind of all over the place, not in any order of what happens.  Today I got hopefully my last pair of glasses until I go for my yearly check up next year.  And guess what?  I can see!  The worst part of this whole diabetes thing has been how much it's been screwing with my vision.   First it was distance, than it was close up and to read the computer screen I'd have to take my glasses off and lean in closer.  Than I get a new prescription and the glasses are almost ready for pickup and my eyes go back to how they were before this all started.   My first pair of glasses worked.  I get the other pair, they don't work for distance.  The original pair doesn't work for up close, like reading.   ARRRGGGHH!  Over two months of this.  I can't even begin to explain how frustrating this was.  Everyday not being able to see correctly.  Finally after going back with the second pair and having them re check my eyes and make a new prescription....and I go in today and get them.  And they work.  I can see distance.  I can read with them.  And the best part is I'm leaving for vacation tomorrow so I'll actually be able to see.

Thursday, July 05, 2012

When I Learned

It was around the end of March/beginning of April that I discovered I had diabetes.  I'd been going to the doctor for problems with my foot and recently had a second surgery on my foot.  Well for surgery they do blood work and my sugar levels were higher than they liked, but didn't seem in the danger zone yet.  Not long after this I was at work and I can remember looking up and suddenly the other side of the store appeared blurry and signs on that side that I had been able to read just moments before were no out of the scope of my vision.  And that week I was drinking water like a camel and going to the bathroom it seemed like very ten minutes.

I don't need a house to drop on me.  I knew what these symptoms meant.  I went to the eye doctor, even though I had just gotten a new pair of glasses at the start of the year.  He checked my eyes and recommended new lenses and also that I should go the doctor, which I had already made an appointment for when I made the eye appointment.

More blood work and I was told I was borderline.  He wrote me a prescription for medicine and gave me some pamphlets about diabetes.  A couple weeks later I was back for a follow up and I was no longer borderline.  I had diabetes.  One of the tests they do is called A1C and its supposed to be under 6.  My reading was 11.3.

In 2010, the ADA issued new guidelines regarding the A1C test. First, it can now be used as a test to diagnose diabetes. If you have a 6.5 percent level or above, you are considered to have diabetes. If you have a result between 6.0 percent and 6.5 percent, you are considered high risk.
So yeah, that was little high.

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