Today was a big day. A very big day.
I had my 3 month post-op follow up with my PCP. Back in August, I’d gone to her because my blood pressure had been checked by my optometrist (who ROCKS) and it was low. My PCP took me off of my combination BP med/diuretic and cut my BP med dose in half. At that time she’d also told me to discontinue the metformin I’d been taking for 7 years. That was followed by, “I want to see you back here in October for lab work so we can see if you still need to be off the medication, or if I need to put you back on it.”
So over the weekend, I had my blood drawn and was left anxiously waiting to see what the result was.
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So this happened this morning:
Ignore the date and time, as they are obviously incorrect because I took my glucose this morning after I got up. I recently replaced the batteries and didn’t reset the calendar or clock on my glucometer, durrr.
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?
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