After my few hours of fasting last night and this morning, I headed over the the lab, paperwork in hand! When I got there, I realized the whole of Lansdale’s population was also intent on blood work today. Since I work later today at Freddy Hill, (a delightful little farm / dairy store) I decided to not spend all morning in a waiting room, entertained solely by the rhythm of my grumbly stomach. (I would have also been entertained by Pride and Prejudice. I have been reading on the Kindle. But I always get caught up by words like, “thither” and “mischievous” — “felicity”)
I came home to a delicious breakfast and a house that needs cleaning. My NEW plan is to go Monday morning at 6:30 a.m. Honestly, who’s gonna be there at that time? I’m banking on the typical dread of Monday mornings to shorten my wait time a considerable amount! Monday 6:30 a.m. it is!
I am so thankful for the changes that Dr. Jay made to my insulin pump! Historically, a big roadblock for me has been frequent, unpredictable low blood sugar. I get started trying to methodically control diabetes and my blood sugar plummets. In that case, I rummage through the house like a heat-seeking missile in search of any and all sugar! I feel weak, shaky, annoyed, and ultimately, defeated. But, with the changes that were made, I have only had a low once since I saw the doctor, and it was easily remedied by some orange juice with my breakfast. Dr. Jay said that I should be able to not eat and have my blood sugar remain in the right place because of proper pump settings. He said I was getting way too much from my pump before which confuses meal bolusing (how much insulin you take for the amount of carbs you eat). I was concerned about the changes, but I now see why only one of us has a two capital-letter abbreviation after our name. Thanks, Doc!
“The God who made the world and everything in it . . . He Himself gives to all mankind life and breath and everything.”
Thank you, Father, for life! Teach me to care for it as a sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving to You.