Friday, January 14, 2011
A trip tp the ER and a new diet
After feeling crappy most of the day lasting through the next, I thought a trip to the emergency room was in order the other day. I thought my blood sugar was too low and was getting really worried because I was having symptoms for more than 24 hours. So being the practical gal that I am, I googled searched my symptoms and after reading everything decided it was time to take the bull by the horns so to speak. So at 1 am I decided it was time for the hubby to take me to the hospital to get it all checked out.
After lots of blood tests, an ekg, a urine test and lots of lost sleep, the doctor told me I have a slightly elevated blood sugar level. I am borderline hyperglycemic. Of course, most of my symptoms disappeared once I was at the ER and didn't have access to food, as that what was triggering the higher blood sugar level.
Anyway, my hubby has had the opposite condition all his life, hypoglycemia. So, once I came home we decided to put me on a high protein diet, much like Atkins and eliminate sugar from my diet. Gone are my beloved Panera spinach artichoke cheese souffles. So are my cinnamon crunch bagels...sigh! But what's a gal to do?
So far, I've totally changed what I eat and I am very happy to report that for the past 2 days, my blood sugar symptoms have disappeared. It is hard to adjust to not having any sugar, but I will try this for awhile and see how things pan out. Don't really have much choice at this point in time anyway.
I do have to go have a glucose tolerance test in the next couple of weeks, and hopefully I won't have to go on any meds. I also need to start back to walking every day.
Anyway, wish me luck on my new way of life. Til next time.