Yeh, Diabetes

Hemocue 201

Hemocue 201

In January I was diagnosed with diabetes. This was a bit of a shock to me (and those around me) as I don’t fit the normal profile (having no family history of diabetes, skinny, vegetarian, etc.) so now I have invested much of my free time since in reading up on the subject as well as adjusting my diet and exercise.  The good news is that my blood glucose levels have come rocketing down to near acceptable levels. I feel more human now and less of a zombie. Looking back I realize that I must have had diabetes for quite some time.  At present I am employing the trifecta of medication, diet and exercise to keep blood sugar within a safe range. There are, however, frustrations – principally comprehending the competing and contradictory views on what to do, along with the somewhat depressing knowledge that most portable glucose meters are not particularly accurate. I have been comparing models as of late. I will post my findings shortly. The models I have tested are: