Category Archives: diet

New diabetes pen has sugars all over…


It is called Tanzeum. I was wrong with the name the other day. They decreased my oral meds and said it will take a couple of weeks to settle down. I was only 74 the other day than today it was 159. Crazy.

Got my new diabetic shoes. Took forever. The smallest pair is too big for my feet. She had to rig them to fit.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

Happy Mother’s Day! New Diabetes Pen!


I couldn’t take the Victoza daily pen, sugars too low and no appetite. So I went back on oral meds only. Sugars rose at night, but were fine in the morning then all of a sudden they started rising in the morning too.

Went to my Endocrinologist Friday and now I have a once weekly pen which is called Tambien I believe. Very difficult to set up to take. Huge directions to follow.

I got it ready and took it. It didn’t hurt, but my sugars were really high that night and I had very little carbs. This morning woke up feeling lightheaded and shaky. My sugar was low, only 74. Grabbed some applesauce and then retook it and it was 125, much better. I might have to take a snack at bedtime every night to avoid this, but then again it is a weekly dosing pen and may not act that way all the time. I need to watch the trends. The good thing is my appetite is back. Thank you God! I have been praying over this situation.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

My sugars are staying high. Don’t know what changed.


I did have to get a new meter. Ordered it today. Don’t know if it has a problem because of the meter or not. I can’t use the buttons to get my previous readings. Maybe it is my diet. If the Victoza didn’t take my appetite away I could eat more carbs. Now even none (fasting) is high again.

My grandson went to Camp LeJeune last Monday. Should be home again in a month to try recruiting to earn more stripes and see if he likes it. Whatever he ends up doing, I am proud of him. He is a good boy and hard working.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

Sugars have been high all day…


Not sure what is going on. Maybe the stress of meeting with my old grade school friend in person had something to do with it.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

My Sugar is High Today


I am starting out a little higher than usual. It is higher than it has been fasting though. Not sure of the cause.

I have been working in my bedroom. Working on the mini-hoard. Made some progress.

Supposed to  meet my old friend and go walking this afternoon. Probably talk about old times and then he will lecture me on my health. Haven’t they heard that they aren’t their brother’s keeper? Men!! We aren’t going to walk far. I tried to tell him I walk slow and not very far. I know this is good for me, but I am not a physical activity type person and when it hurts, leave me alone please.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

 

Blood work, my meter showed fasting of 111 and after breakfast and before lunch it was 110.


Dinner is still my problem. I was going to get the blood drawn at 10 AM, but when I checked it around 6 it was already low. I couldn’t wait that long to eat so went at 7 AM instead.

I am hoping for a better report.

I walked over 1500 steps so far. Supposed to go walking with my grade school friend tomorrow. My goal is currently set at 1500 steps. Will have to raise it soon.

I had breakfast of eggs and sausage and a few potatoes. Lunch was a low carb shake and dinner was about 2 tacos. Still have my bedtime snack.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

Fasting level was a little high due to last night’s party for my grandson.


It was 160 this morning. Kept it fairly low carb today. Omelette with ham, bacon and sausage in it. Dinner was a huge salad of lettuce and then tomatoes, cucumbers, onions and a large scoop of tuna. All water to drink, no soda. Did have some diet soda last night so none today.

Psych nurse is raising my anti-psychotic. Not sleeping and not really tired. Kind of on the manic side of life due to the anti-depressant being higher dosage.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com