Thursday, September 9, 2010

Eggs,bikes,and Tylenol PM

I have been struggling with some higher blood sugars lately.  About 10 days ago, it got suddenly worse.  My postprandials had been going higher for awhile, but then my fastings started to hover in the 130s.  I became worried enough to contact Janet and then Dr. Bellin about the situation.  After some discussion, it was decided to try a lower carb breakfast and to try not to worry about it too much.  I know that stress can cause higher BGs, and seeing those high numbers was definitely causing some stress.  This all occurred right before Labor Day weekend and it was decided to wait a few days and see if my numbers improved.  If not, it might be time to try some insulin.  It would break my heart a little to do this, but would bring down my numbers for sure.

When I told Gary about this, he asked if my sleeping problems might have something to do with the higher numbers?  I realized that he might be right about that.  So I started taking 2 Tylenol PMs at bedtime.  I had been taking them before, but only if I really felt that I needed to.  Its been almost a week now since I started all of this and my numbers are better. I know its not very scientific to try three things at once, but at that point, I was ready for any good idea.

So now, I'm having higher protein and fewer carb breakfasts, bike rides or long walks during the day, and Tylenol PM at night.  My fastings are definitely better.  I'm still having some higher postprandials, (200-250) but not as many. The exercise really helps.  I'm planning on tapering off of the Tylenol PM and keeping up with the breakfasts and the exercising for awhile.  I'm keeping a close watch on my weight during all of this.

The Labor Day weekend was wonderful.  I was really hoping that I would be too busy to worry about my BGs too much, and it really worked out that way.  We had a wedding on Saturday.  We went to Kelly's Island with some friends on Sunday. We had fun playing some horseshoes there.  And on Monday, we went kayaking on the Maumee River and then staffed a Donate Life Ohio booth at the Fulton county fair.  Blake Shelton was playing in the background.  

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