Category Archives: fasting

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


Sugar level was 114…FitBit

Have to recheck it in a bit since I ate more carbs than usual and need to see what it did to my sugar levels.

I  just checked it at the 2 hour mark and it was 271. Way too high!

My numbers come down slowly. They should come down faster. At least they are still coming down.

I wear a fitbit now and keep track of my steps. I made a goal of 1000 and my son changed it to 1500. Still fighting to meet the 2nd goal.

My pain level isn’t that bad today, but I do have the external yeast infection again and that is sore. Have cream to put on it.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

Diabetes numbers coming down, breakfast was too sweet, didn’t eat it all!

Well I am amazed. I have asked God to help me with my diabetes and my numbers which are never below 250 even fasting, were 122 this morning. Breakfast was too sweet. I actually left half of it on the plate. I couldn’t stand the sweet.

One of the ways I am aiming to fix in myself is this craving for sweets. Now I did have a soda though. One step at a time.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

Healthy Poll, please answer – Tessa

As most of you know I have many health issues. At the moment the mental issues are outweighing the physical pain.

My 2 biggest concerns are Diabetes and Bipolar.

I have created a poll to help me find out what every one thinks is the health plan I should start with. I can’t do more than one at a time. It simply overwhelms me.

Give me your best ideas to get started.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

Doctor listened to my diabetes woes…

He listened and even acknowledged he should have been following this more carefully and been more aggressive In treatment.

I am now on an increased does of my Glipizide and he added 2 500 mg tablets of Metformin. Now we wait to see if it helps.

I need to take my sugar count every day and take my list or meter into the doctor in my next appointment in a month. I have been taking it everyday anyhow.

I am so glad he listened and treated me this time. He said we might have to consider an endocrinologist if his treatment doesn’t work. I told him about my numbers and the insulin in the hospital and he seemed happy that maybe I would just go on insulin. If the increased treatment doesn’t work I may have to go on it, like it or not, but not ready for that yet.

Went to the store and got fresh fruit and Veggies plus protein to add to diet each meal. And protein just before bed from what I remember.

The plus, thank the Lord, is my diabetes meds are free through the stores program where I get my medications refilled. I can’t complain about that.


Diabetes Help Line Nurse and her help.

My insurance company offers a nursing help line free. I called today and have a sort of caseworker type thing.

She gave me lots of hints about Diabetes and how to bring my numbers down.

She has given me homework and I have 2 weeks LOL!

She will call me back then.


Cut ice cream consumption in half. I don’t have to give it up. Cut my snack/junk foods down to what will fit in small bowl.

Get my sugars down to 190 to 200.

She says I need to get up the same time every day, test, take meds that need to be on empty stomach, then 30 minutes later start breakfast and take the rest of the meds that need food.

Make sure I have 3 oz at least of protein per meal. East 3 meals per day and at the same time.

I munch on carrots, but no more than 10 carrots at a time.

3 ounces of peanut butter is protein snack.

No sugar before bedtime.


Fasting sugars so-so

Had my blood test today and will get an official fasting reading, but I got 185 myself. Lowest yet.

Almost didn’t get blood test. Son’s car broke down and I gave him mine. I canceled my appointment at the blood lab and then my dad came home. I had to pee very bad and couldn’t because that was one of the tests.

The lab was packed. Funny thing though. Their computer still had my appointment listed and so I ended up at the same time I was supposed to. A woman came in just before 9:30 and had a fit because she jumped on that appointment, but it hadn’t released at the lab so she couldn’t have it. And I wasn’t by myself and I had to pee. So I didn’t say a word. The lab knew I had canceled since I said so only. They had to go by their schedule anyhow. I don’t know how many they schedule for each time frame since they have walk-ins, but she did say all the 9:30 people were already there.

Sort of blew my diet today, but yesterday I got a small salad and egg salad and mixed It up. Not a bad combination and made it more likely I would eat it. Then had half a sandwich for dinner. Not a lot of carbs.

Hope my son’s car isn’t seriously in need of repair. There isn’t an abundance of money around here. The 3 broke musketeers. One of his problems is a recall repair and so that is free. Hope that is the only problem.

I was invited to write for another web site and can write on any topic. Have to get out of the bipolar  mind set and try something else.

Praise the Lord,