Shots and Fingersticks
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Today I'm feeling like a human pin cushion. As a type 2 diabetic to keep my sugar in check, I check my sugar before each meal so I know how much insulin to take. That's 3 shots, 3 fingers sticks. Add to that if I have to check my sugar for feeling high or low and in trying to adjust my medicine. I need to test in pairs, meaning before I eat and two hours after. If it sounds like I'm whining I know that I am. In the big picture I'm glad that I at least have options. There are just times when I feel like all I do is take shots. There at times that I think I'm going to spurt water out all of the needle pricks in my body. What happens I get so tired of my shots, that I don't take them and think okay I can do this just through diet and exercise. I know some people can do that, but I'm not there yet. I'm hoping that once I drop enough weight maybe I will be able to come off my meds. I've read so many stories where people have.
For those of you out there that have to managed this careful dance how do you do it. I swear that all the insulin I'm taking is making me gain weight.