I swear--if you don't see my around for a while, assume something is wrong. Maybe REALLY wrong.......
Where is Cindy?
Well, I've been having kind of a tough time recently, but I think I'm coming out of the other side of it now. This is the first time I've been able to sit up at the computer in about a week. !!
I was diagnosed about 2 wks ago with Type II Diabetes and doc started me on metformin. The next day after the diagnosis, I started in on eating the way a diabetic needs to to stay well and I started following drs. instructions to lose weight. Two days later, I came down hard with the AWFUL respiratory infection thing that both my daughter and my husband have had recently. I quickly progressed into acute bronchitis and a serious sinusey infection. I've been to the urgent care place twice and to my drs. once in the past week or so. It's almost an exact repeat of what happened to me last spring only this time has been far worse than that was. I haven't been able to get out of bed, just to go to the bathroom, and most of the time, walking there and back was almost more than I could handle. I'm on my second round of antibiotics. This one is a strong one, CEFDINIR.
I'm also fighting bouts of what appears to be low blood sugar, apparently related to the metfomin dose level and related to the fact that I've dropped TEN pounds in a week and a half.That wasn't altogether intentional. Some of the weight loss has happened because I've been so sick.
So, now when I'm asleep, my blood sugar drops too low and I wake up drenched in sweat and with very low blood pressure. (one reading was 91/49.) I haven't been able to check my blood sugar levels because my dr. originally said she didn't think I needed a glucometer. She sure changed her mind about that once she saw how sick I am. Hubby is picking it up this evening. Doc doesn't want to drop my metformin dose down til I give her some numbers but I have to say I don't agree with that. I started at 500 mg. once a day and then increased to two pills a day this past Sat. per Drs. initial instructions and I've been having these weird 'sleep sweats' since that. I should also mention that the significant fever I had with this bug (highest 102.8 at one point) broke last Friday night and is not a factor now with this sweating/low blood sugar stuff.
At the second urgent care appt. they checked my blood sugar and it was 103, almost normal. Also, I had to go to the urgent care place both times, because, again, like last spring, I couldn't get in to see my regular dr. I couldn't even get in on the phone lines.
Just wanted to let you know what's been happening. It has been BAD and really scary. I mean, at a couple of points last week, I really thought I might die. Honest. Must go now.