You remember in February when we got back of our Caribbean Cruise I was diagnosed with Diabetes and feeling really down? Well last week I had to go for blood tests to see if the meds are working and the good news is that it is working very well.
In February a fasting blood test result showed my glucose level to be 6.5% and another test two hours after drinking a glucose drink showed it to be 12%! Thankfully my HbA1c test three months later shows my glucose level is down to 5.9% which is great as the benchmark is between 6.5 and 7%. My cholesterol has gone down from 9.7 to 3.1 which is fantastic. My blood pressure is down to 130/80 from 150/88 and I've lost 13lb since I was diagnosed in February by eating healthily and exercising. Actually I have lost 2stone (28lbs) since January 2009 but still need to lose at least another stone (14lbs). All my other tests came back good - no liver, kidney, eye or nerve damage.
I'm feeling good.
We're off to Scotland on Friday until late Monday. I'll be publishing a 55 Flash Fiction and Microfiction Monday by the power of Blogger Scheduled Posts (so clever) and will catch up with all yours next week. Of course I'll be taking lots of photos and will tell you all about it when I get back.