November 16, 2014

The Diabeetus

So, a couple of weeks ago, I went to the doctor and he told me that the results of my blood test indicated that I had diabetes. Not a nasty case, just Type II, pretty much the minimum where the doctors nod and say "yup, that's actually diabetes" instead of "yeah, that's close to diabetes". Immediately I got prescriptions for a glucose testing kit and metformin, the basic let's-see-if-this-works anti-insulin-resistance drug. I also made a few lifestyle changes (which is a nice way of saying "reduce carb intake, get back to the gym").

Looks like it's effective. My blood sugar dropped, within a couple of days, right into the "ideal" zone and stayed there (though of course it's likely that part of that is because I'm not giving it a whole lot of carbs to work with, heh.) In fact, sticking to the "recommended" amount of carbs per meal leaves me with post-meal numbers which are in the ideal range for fasting, so I'm probably overdoing it a little... Feeling pretty good, though. And in the intervening two weeks, I've also dropped 15 pounds.

Downside is, this isn't one of those things where you deal with it for a few weeks and then it goes away. I'll pretty much need to stay off the grain train for a while, at least assuming I don't continue to lose a pound a day for a while. Tricky that, in the land of "every meal comes with two scoops rice and one scoop mac"...

Posted by: Avatar_exADV at 08:05 AM | Comments (4) | Add Comment
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1 Most of those 15 pounds is probably water weight, but it's a fun initial motivating factor. Just don't let it demotivate you when the loss slows down (which it will), or you bounce back a bit if you eat really well one day.

Posted by: Skywise at November 16, 2014 12:48 PM (5u246)

2 Oh, yeah, definitely the case. Or more like, it had better slow down, that's way too fast otherwise.

Posted by: Avatar_exADV at November 16, 2014 05:43 PM (ZeBdf)

3 Yeah, losing weight that fast only works if your name is Hitagi.  

Posted by: Mikeski at November 16, 2014 11:26 PM (luDkn)

4 Or Tamako Inada.

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at November 22, 2014 05:22 PM (RqRa5)

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