and he has said I have to go back on medication for a little while. I wasn't very happy about it. The medicine he has me on causes my pancreas to produce more insulin, which can produce low blood sugars. Those are not fun. I shake, feel scared for no reason, and I can't think clearly. When those symptoms start, I have to get sugar into my bloodstream quickly, usually by drinking something sweet, like orange juice. I also have to watch what and when I eat far more closely, and have a source of sugar on hand when I leave the house, just in case I go low while I'm out. These are things that most diabetics deal with all the time, especially those on insulin or the type of drug I'm taking, but I just hate it. After a hypoglycemic episode, I'm worn out. All I can do is sleep to get my energy back.
The good things from my doctor visit today: he had run a liver test, and that came back normal. My enzymes had been elevated. I'm not sure what exactly that means, but it's unusual in a person who doesn't drink alcohol or take large amounts of Tylenol. But they were back to normal, so I'm relieved about that. The doctor was very pleased about my exercise program and that my blood sugars are coming down (just not far enough), and he told me to keep it up. He was also pleased with my weight loss, for what it's worth. I've lost 2 pounds according to his scales, which matches what I've noticed on my scales - 3 pounds on mine, but I had my shoes on at his office. He checked my blood pressure, and it was right on the money. So it appears that all that's wrong with me is that I'm a little too sweet! ;)
The number he wants for my morning fasting levels: below 126 (American numbers) or below 7 (Canadian numbers). Ideally, it should be even lower (90 or 5) but the higher numbers are as high as they should be in the morning. Right now I'm running around 140-150 (8-9). I mentioned that it had been 134 (7.5) one day last week, but he just chuckled and said it had to be consistently lower, not just one day. You can't blame a girl for trying.