Yesterday, I went to my Primary Care Provider, which is HMO speak for family doctor. Good news is my blood pressure is down. It was 134/76. The bad news is I gained three pounds since the last time, my blood glucose was high and my cholesetrol was high. I was given one more prescription for my diabetes.
One thing that goes along with the territory when you have diabetes is depression. This is especially true when people tell you about others with diabetes who are having heart failure, kidney failure, etc. you wish for someone to tell you a story with a happy ending.
I went into a depression yesterday evening and it carried into today. I called a health coach from the HMO, and they set up an appointment with my counselor. I had been putting off getting an appointment since the holidays, but felt that I needed this, especially since I've been treated for depression for over 1-1/2 years now.
Another problem is changing habits. Fortunately I don't consume alcohol, so that is something I don't have to worry about. My problem is things sitting around the house. My wife's number two vice is Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and she likes to have them around. My son likes to cook things, usually some sort of dessert. So sometimes my resistance is tested.
I'm hoping now that the weather is breaking that I can get my bicycle out and get some exercise. I can also take the WIXYcam with me and get some shots of Rittman to share with my blogging family. If I can drop a few pounds I may be able to shake some of the problems I'm having now.
Of course with the cholesterol up, the newest problem will be saying no next time the family suggests going to the chicken house. Let's see, no carbohydrates, no cholesterol, no saturated fats, no sodium, no taste.