My day of reckoning came today. Actually, it came Friday, but I didn't get the results till today. I recently had my yearly physical, and my doctor ordered all the blood tests common for a diabetic. I'm doing fine with my cholesterol and all those other things that they test (liver function is a teeny tiny bit high, but not enough for alarm) . . . but my blood sugar levels are horrible. I've been living on the edge, so to speak, and I just fell off.
He is giving me 1-3 months to get my fasting glucose level back down. It was over 200 Friday morning (11.3 for any Canadian diabetics). My 3-month average, called the Hemoglobin A1c, is a whole point higher than it was in April, but still only a little bit over the upper limit for a diabetic. The doctor said my liver function results are probably high because my sugar levels are high. It may be that my condition is getting worse, but it's more likely that I just loosened up too much (because I know what I've been/not been doing). It's time to tighten up my meals and start taking a daily walk again. I knew I hadn't been feeling as well lately, and I was pretty sure why. He's testing my fasting glucose again in a month, then the A1c in 3 months. If my lifestyle changes don't help, then he'll have to intervene with medication. I was on medication in the US, and I don't like the side effects. I want to work to stay off medicine, but I don't remember that when I'm popping a cookie in my mouth or eating a few french fries.
So there you have it. I've got to do better.