Lauries Kitchen

Monday, September 17, 2007

I'm ok

To start with, I am ok. Last Thursday they ran some routine bloodwork, since I was stillhaving trouble with the hives. Friday they called me because my blood sugar was over 400. They put me on meds then I went back in this afternoon to see if the meds or what could be causing it. And I walked away with a diagnosis of diabetes. Even on the glucophage for 3 days, my blood sugar was 271. (Normal is 80-130) I guess you could say we are still in shock. I'm going to have to read up on thi and figure it out. I know I need to eat more, on a more regular basis. But that is so hard for my mind to wrap around because if I'm not hungry I don't want to eat! However, i know that is key to long term treatment. My finger pads already hurt from testing so often. I'm kind of in a fog. Coy, as usual, has been great and has been reading up on it even more than I have. I'm going to have to find diabetic recipes....I don't think many o fmine are! !!!! HELP!

Grace starts intramural soccer next week.....one more thing to add to the crazy schedule! Jogail is still working on those math facts....some days are better than others!

6 comments:

Tom said...

Let me know what you find out about the diabetes - I understand it can run in families. I would also imagine that it is better to be diagnosed earlier rather than later.

Nara Visa Cowboy Gathering said...

Good news-bad news. Diabetis-you can live with it. Bad news-you have to live with it. Mama does pretty good with it until I don't let her eat regularly. Eat less more often. Her blood sugar today was 112. She can help you with the good stuff to eat. moderation is the key to fats, carbs, sweets,etc. Grandma Cole had diabetis and had to have the shots.
Don't know of anyone on the Ray-Tallant side. It is very manageable.

Mitchell County said...

Laurie, is having diabetes causing all the swelling, hives and pain?

Melissa said...

hey there!

Deanna said...

Hang in there--I will do some research and find you some recipes. My sister-in-law will be a GREAT resource. Does this mean no more soft drinks????? I know aspertane is out already--we have to find a solution!

Mike C said...

Ditto Beki - is this the cause, or more of an, "Oh, by the way, I almost frgot to tell you..." type thing?