These are a lot better than they were back when I was trying to squeeze every last drop out of my expired insulin bottle, but not as good as I'd like them to be (under 110, baby!).
Really, the insulin is the only difference. I continue to eat and work out more or less the same as I'd been doing a few weeks ago, but the last four days before I finally packed it in and got new insulin, things looked more like this:
As you can see, it took that 317 number to freak me out enough to finally make the switch.
(and even then, it took some time to get things back under control. Even with the new insulin, I spent another week like this:
It's a good lesson, though. When your numbers start to go off - even by "only" forty or fifty points, and your insulin is nearly three months old, it's the insulin, not some wackjob bodily process or those onion rings you ate last night. And, I think, it's a good lesson for me, too. Bad insulin takes a while to get out of your system. Changing it right away doesn't mean immediate results. You're already swinging high, and your body has to find equilibrium again.
It's weird how those hills and valleys work, like throwing a pebble into a pond.
Saturday, July 21, 2007
Steph's in-laws are here for the week to work on the cabinets and the plumbing in this 1940s-era fixer-upper.
Steph and the Old Man have a really great coffee maker that's shiny and kewl and makes the best coffee ever, but it had been taking progressively longer and longer for the coffee to brew. Steph's mother-in-law, Nancy, noted this and brewed the thing with - get this - vinegar, in order to dissolve all of the deposits in the machine.
After a thorough brew with the vinegar solution and two more brews with regular water. the thing works great.
Here are 61 other little-known uses for vinegar.
(by the time I leave this place, I'm going to be a regular home handywoman - who can cook too)
On the one hand: it's better than being dead.
On the other hand: they spent 4 hours and charged me $836.75 to tell me that there was nothing wrong with me.
And people wonder why poor people never go to the doctor until they're literally bleeding and falling over on the floor?
This is why.