So this happened this morning:
I haven’t had a fasting sugar that low since…ever. At least not that I can recall. Even when I embarked on my last non-surgical major weight loss effort, my fasting sugars were still 100-105, but never below 100. When I was in the hospital two weeks ago for surgery, my fasting the morning of surgery was around 150, and every time after that my glucose was taken it was much higher. That was due in part to the steroid I was given during surgery–my doc even said the tradeoff for no nausea was that my sugars would run high.
But under 100 fasting?!?!?!?!? I’m stoked about this! Now I can’t wait to have my labs done so I can see what my a1c will be the next time it’s measured in September (it was last done in June and a1c’s are typically done every 90 days).
I’m still on full liquids, and I imagine my fasting readings will change once I am cleared for pureed foods, as I will be adding back in some carbohydrates in the form of soft cooked veggies–zucchini, carrots, tomatoes. We’ll see what effect they have on my glucose. And really, their effect should be minimal compared to what potatoes, rice, bread and the like would do to my sugars.
I might just be able to go off my metformin sooner than my surgeon predicted. I sure hope so. *fingers crossed*
Have I mentioned how much I love this sleeve of mine?