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It's true - God is an iron

*sigh*  A few weeks back, my doctor was kind enough to confirm for me that my self-destructive push towards, well, self-destruction in ignoring my diabetes was paying off and that yes indeed, my blood sugar was WILDLY out of control.  Being a kind and conscientious doctor, however, he then had to spoil it by upping my insulin intake (and seriously upping, too) to the point where my blood sugar dropped down to normal levels.  Sadly, we're still working out the correct balance, such that a good portion of t he time, my blood sugar is below normal levels.

Of course, none of that is irony.  What's ironic is that diabetes, in and of itself, really doesn't have any symptoms.  Until things actually start breaking down under the strain and you go blind, lose limbs, or just, yanno, die, high blood sugar doesn't actually FEEL like anything. 

LOW blood sugar, on the other hand, just sucks.  I get the jitters, or I sleep all day, or (most annoyingly), I start to get spots in my vision that won't go away until I eat something.  *sigh*  It's a lot like someone once described quitting smoking - it's not that you live longer, it just SEEMS like longer.  Except, of course, that I will (hopefully), live longer.  And without the really unpleasant and nasty effects of diabetes.  

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griffdog
Jun. 15th, 2010 12:19 pm (UTC)
I mean, blurry vision is bad, but, Loss of Limbs is bad.
lawrence520
Jun. 15th, 2010 01:40 pm (UTC)
True that! It's just ironic that diabetes is basically symptomless (until it isn't), while low blood sugar jumps up and dances round with all sorts of mild but annoying side effects.
recran
Jun. 15th, 2010 01:11 pm (UTC)
UGH! You are supposed to be taking good care of yourself! Come down for a visit so I can smack you. ;)
lawrence520
Jun. 15th, 2010 01:38 pm (UTC)
I am taking care of myself - hence the insulin, hence the low blood sugar. Not my fault this is an inexact science!
recran
Jun. 15th, 2010 06:44 pm (UTC)
You were supposed to be eating healthy and working out and stuff...
lawrence520
Jun. 15th, 2010 07:23 pm (UTC)
Ah, well - that, not so much. Although I have started tai chi again, and I am eating healthier (now).
amenirdis
Jun. 15th, 2010 01:32 pm (UTC)
Eeek. Yikes. Please take care of yourself! And if you have some time off and want to come chill, you are very, very welcome! We'd love to have you. I hope you feel better and it gets adjusted soon.
lawrence520
Jun. 15th, 2010 01:40 pm (UTC)
Working on it!
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