As I was getting home from work on Friday I got a call on my cell phone from a number I didn't recognize. I answered and it was my endocrinologist calling with my lab results. (First off, let me just say how impressed I am that my doctor makes personal phone calls to his patients!) He said my a1c is 5.7 (last time it was 5.6). He also said that my c-peptide was 1.5, which isn't good enough to go off insulin and just take oral medication, but is still better than a diabetic who is out of the honeymoon phase. Again, I need to read up on this so I understand it better. All in all it was good news.
I think I'm going to try out my own version of the South Beach diet. I've read a little bit about it and the first two weeks you are supposed to eat no carbohydrates. Um, I don't think I can do that! But I can definitely cut down on excess carbohydrates. I won't cut out fruit though. Makes no sense to me that the fresh pinneapple I bought this weekend could in some way make me gain weight. I have a co-worker that's going to let me borrow her book so I can read through it and see what I think will work for me. I won't get dramatic results, but hopefully I can devise a diet that is healthy and also allows me to drop about 10 pounds.
I got a message from Violet from Pumplandia (i'll add you to my links today!) about going over the glucagon shot with my roommates. I live with my 27 year old brother and a friend of his from college. I've sat down with both of them and shown them the glucagon kit. I've made an emergency note that's posted on our bulliten board that goes through what to do if I start acting really bizarre. It's really reasuring to know that it's my brother that would be there in the event that I needed help. When we are out during the weekend he is always there to pester me with 'have you checked your blood sugar lately?' or to crack a joke about my 'gear'. So, as far as feeling comfortable with my roommates and their knowledge about what to do, I feel pretty good.