Thursday, September 27, 2007

Small actions, Big impact

I'm beginning to understand how small actions can lead to big changes... in my blood sugar.

Went to my mom-in-law's 2 nights ago during Mid-Autumn Festival. The spread was so good I got depressed. In the end, I had a whole plate of Lady's Finger to take the edge off my hunger. Then I settled down and had a couple pieces of chicken curry, mushrooms cooked with shredded chicken, and vegetables cooked in various forms. Finally... I did the unthinkable; I had 3 wedges of moon cake. I felt the effects the next morning.. my blood sugar jumped from 5.9 the previous day to 7.4, a substantial jump.

I did better yesterday. Had fruit for breakfast and went to the gym and had an excellent workout. For lunch, I had a full salad (with nuts), dressed in 1/4 cup of orange juice, as well as loads of fruit. You may not believe it, but it was fabulous. For dinner, I was craving for hot soup, so I had my helper warm up some chicken soup. I also have 2/3s a big bowl of salad, 2 plums, 2 kiwi fruit and 1 banana. My fasting glucose this morning was 6.4.

I must be doing better. A neighbour's maid told my helper that I've lost lots of weight. :o)

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

The beginning...

Fasting glucose readings : Day 0 8.1, Day 1 7.6,Day 2 (now) 5.9

Lunch : Salad + Fruit. No exactly hungry, but made myself finish (mostly, anyway) the salad and the fruit.

Dinner : Ravenous. Needed something hot so made myself a carrot-onion-celery soup. Delicious. My daughter loves it too! Also had boiled okra (yummy!) and fruit.

Exercise : 30 mins on the elliptical machine. Grueling, but manageable.

Overall, Day 1 was okay. My tastebuds haven't totally acclimatized to the food yet, but again, it was okay. Fasting sugars are improving, but that's on medication. To totally improve, I need to drastically drop my weight. Why? The levels of insulin my pancreas are producing will still be more than enough for a (much) smaller body...

Rock on!

Sunday, September 23, 2007

It's confirmed

Yup. I've got Type II Diabetes. Adult Onset Diabetes.


It's really strange. I had a series of blood and urine tests done 2 months ago and everything was negative. The bright side of it is that it was spotted so early.

I've decided to go the Eat for Life diet. This will be for 6 weeks. There've been many diabetics who've reversed their condition.

Wish me luck.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

New Mobile Blog

Hi all

I've just set up a new mobile blog. Really makes blogging loads more convenient. Do visit!

My life is a ...

... Korean drama... at least that's what I was told.

As you all already know, I come (came?) from a broken home; my parents were divorced when I was 5, and my mom does not publicly acknowledge me as her son. No, not because she's ashamed of me, but, well, because I guess I'm her "little secret".

3 days ago, I was working later through lunch and feeling hungry, I decided to take a walk to the food court to get some food.. when out of the corner of my eye, I saw someone waving frantically at me.

It was D, an old friend from church. She jumped up, gave me a big hug and introduced me to her neighbour... my mom.


After I had bought my food, D offered to buy me a drink and when she was away, my mom told me..."D told me you're a very good boy, and that you had a really hard life". With that, she put a hand to her chest and sighed.


While she did tell D that she knew me, she never acknowledged me as her son; she just told D that it was a "long story".

The irony of it all? D kept saying during lunch how much she treated me like her son.


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