After getting the news that my blood glucose was elevated, I spent the last several months working at getting more exercise. I’m pleased to say that this has been more or less effective at bringing my blood glucose levels down. Unfortunately, while I was riding my bike, and going to the gym, my eating habits went straight to hell. This is particularly true when I’ve been stressed out, which is when I’m most likely to snack on things that I should not eat, and consume vast amounts of calories right before bedtime. In addition, even when I started eating crap again, since I was exercising this didn’t bump my blood glucose overly high, but it of course increased my caloric input.

So, at my last doctor’s appointment, my blood pressure was great, and my A1C level was in the ‘normal’ range. But I’ve actually gained weight. And, as always, my lipids are horribly high. It seems like I can only manage to work on one aspect of my lifestyle at a time.

So, starting today, I’m going to try and get back to a better diet.


Today is my daughter’s birthday. She is eleven years old. She is also five-foot-three. Next year, she will be in middle school. It’s hard to believe.

We are going to actively try and get her enrolled in the the Arts and Communication Magnet Academy next year. We think she would do well there. I honestly don’t know if we would have been as comfortable trying to send her to ACMA if she hadn’t gone on her medication. It seems to have really improved a lot of her in-class behavior problems.

Happy Birthday Sweetie.