Life in Maine

Diabetes Update


I said I would update y’all on my current diabetes situation. There is some exciting stuff going on. I have been sooo tired this past year, and nothing seems to help. Increasing my Vitamin B12 and Vitamin D levels didn’t do much. Dr. Stevenson even sent me for an echocardiogram to rule out heart issues – all good and no signs of a problem with my heart.


My A1c was 6.0% when I last felt good. This is actually in the pre-diabetes range. Things were well-controlled until the kidney fiasco last fall. Since then, my A1c has risen to 6.4% > 6.5% > 7.0%, and was 7.3% in October!!!

I don’t know if bringing my blood sugar down will take away the fatigue, but I am certainly going to give it a try. I started a journal about the steps I am taking, then decided to write it in a blog format. You are welcome to check it out.

The name of the new blog is Diabetes Denied. The link should take you to the start. I will be discussing my new Continuous Glucose Monitor, changes to medications, and how what I eat is affecting my blood sugar. It should be a real fun time. Seriously, I don’t expect friends and family to read the diabetes blog. I am only including the link because it might be interesting if you are dealing with the disease. Doing the journal also helps to keep me motivated.

Link to the blog: Diabetes Denied



This is the second post for today, so don’t miss the snow pics in the previous post.

And, a quick update on Lou. He continues to get better every day. He is navigating on his own, and able to get around the kitchen to fix his own breakfast and more. This is a relief, because this caretaker role is stressful! Oops, gotta go – He’s ringing the bell. It must be cocktail hour ♥️

One other tidbit – I finally fixed the search function on this blog, so now you can easily find every post about Natasha over the years 😉

Categories: Life in Maine, Medical

4 replies »

  1. I read the whole blog also and learned a lot of tips. I’ve been losing weight slowly and hope my next A1c test is a low number!

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