Wednesday, February 04, 2009

I’ve Been Educated

This morning was my appointment with the diabetes educator and dietician at Genesis.  Much of what was covered I had already heard or read before, either from the Dr, or the Hy-Vee Dietician, or the website, or somewhere else.  Still, it was worth going, as repetition helps with absorbing the information, and it gave me a chance to ask questions or get more detail on some topics. 

There was also a bit of discussion about Allison’s health, since her glucose tolerance test results were high yesterday at the OB.  She’s supposed to go for a 3 hour version of the test soon, checking for gestational diabetes.  If she does come up with low tolerance, then it’s not a huge issue, but she’ll get to join me on the diabetic diet.

The educator did confirm that blurry vision is a symptom of high blood sugar, and even though mine is significantly lower than it was, that sharp change could be why I’m noticing it now. My sugar has still been about 200-300 depending on time of day, so I expect the Dr will increase my dose of Metformin when I go in on Friday.  That’s the day I get my stitches out and biopsy results from the dermatologist too. 

The dietician covered a lot of the same ground as the Hy-Vee dietician did the other night, but did recommend a slightly higher allowance for carbs per meal, and somewhat lower levels of fats and protien.  She also covered a lot of the ‘choices’, such as how to fit a donut or chocolate cake in without screwing up the diet.

Beyond that, I can’t think of what else we went over this morning, in part because I don’t have the paperwork in front of me, but also I think because so much of it was stuff that was already covered, it sort of blurs together as to when I heard it. 

Well, time for me to get back to my salad. 

1 comment:

Rena said...

I'm glad to see that you are getting well informed. Keep up the good work on living a healthier lifestyle.