Intuitive Eating, Low Blood Sugar, Med Reductions, OH MY!
Saturday, January 05, 2019
So my premium coaching task of the day is to practice intuitive eating. Interestingly enough I have been doing that throughout this process without knowing it had a name. When I started this leg of the journey I made three "rules" for myself 1) I was going to have chocolate EVERY SINGLE DAY; 2) I was never going to do an activity I hated; and 3) I was allowed to eat whatever I wanted as long as I wrote it all down. If this was going to be something I could do for the rest of my life it had to be this way or no way at all. I am also diabetic and if I don't eat in response to symptoms of low blood sugar regardless of what the calorie allowance may say at that moment it can be VERY bad...so I've been eating this way all along without knowing it. So score on that front.
Anyway, about that low blood sugar thing...I had one last night...a bad one. I woke up freezing and shaking and having visual disturbances that putting my glasses back on didn't fix so I came out of my bedroom to the bathroom, checked my sugar and discovered I was at 47. The bottom end of normal is 70 so 47 is a pretty significant low, one that could have been dangerous had it not awakened me. 4 or 5 glucose tablets and a half cup of cocktail peanuts over the course of about 45 minutes got me back to a place where it was safe to go back to sleep. Last bad low I had was the end of August, about 15 days before they took me off my insulin. I guess each of these improvements in my diabetes is going to be signaled by a major hypoglycemic episode. That kinda sucks because I feel pretty horrible today. Sort of hung over.
However...after messaging my specialist about it and giving her the information she requested about my current weight and med dosages, she told me to cut one of my meds by half immediately and to keep her informed of anymore lows or if my post meal sugars showed a rebound over 200 and we'd adjust again accordingly. So that's where we are today. One med gone since September, a second cut by half to start January. Rock on! #Flourishat50 #OnwardtoONEderland