Okay, this is just a sort of mini-whine, but jeeeeeeeez...
Ever since my diagnosis, my fasting blood glucose levels have been been raised by a good 20 points or more, which is Not Good. In people with bad insulin levels/insulin resistance levels, stress hormones can significantly raise blood sugar - and even with the low carbing, my system has not been able to compensate, especially since the surgery (which also is a stressor that tends to raise blood sugar levels).
This morning I went to my pre-op exam, and my blood glucose was at 126 - which officially puts me somewhere between serious pre-diabetes and diabetes outright.
The silver lining here is that I was given a blood glucose meter, which I am using to see what exactly is going on as far as foods, supplements, and habits that either support or sabotage my efforts to control the glucose levels.
So far I find that a small amount of jicama played havoc, but that bacon and chicken with herbs are fine and evidently so are asparagus w/mustard sauce and blueberries w/yogurt.
Also Scott seems to lower my blood sugar - possibly by lowering my blood pressure, as well?
Well, at least that's how I choose to interpret the coincidence of his arrival home from work and an hour later getting my lowest reading of the day!
(No, you can't have him, he's mine...)