So I am getting more and more blood test results back. I worry because of the fact that I was doing so well previously, and now, am slightly more at risk. Isn’t it crazy how fast these things can change? It still surprises me every morning. I think about this every day now. It is on my mind, and I am worried. As of now, it seems as if all other tests are coming back normal. Some of these tests include:
HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin)
These are routine and should be done once every 6 months. Though I am worried, I am appreciative of the fact that I can have these tests done.
From my doctor:
“After reviewing our past visits, I see that one of the main reasons you did not need insulin with meals was that you were working out so much. At the time I saw you, I noted you were exercising (average) 2-3 hours daily.
Diabetes is a very individualized condition and requires individualized treatment plans. In your case, your body was making a normal amount of insulin last time we checked, (August 2013), and the problem was insulin resistance, meaning the insulin was not working well.
Exercise is the best medicine for this condition, and exercise coupled with metformin usually works very well to decrease insulin resistance.”
I am determined to not have to take more medicine if I can help it. There is no other option. I need to stay motivated.
April 16, 2014 at 11:07 pm
Great keep it up! 🙂 You’re lucky that you can reduce your need for insulin through exercise, congratulations 🙂
April 17, 2014 at 12:27 am
Thank you 🙂 I am doing the best I can. I am not where I was in August but am determined to get back to that point or even better. Slowly but surely… but it is truly crazy how fast the tables can turn!
April 17, 2014 at 12:33 am
Definitely, you’ll get there if you put the effort in 🙂 If only all with type 2 diabetes could share your motivation and determination!