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or so the GP has commented. The result of my last HbA1c was a whole tenth down: 6.2 / 44.3. And she has now told me (over the phone and not best pleased that I seemed to want to talk to her) that it wasn't sensible to test more than annually for HbA1c or cholesterol because they didn't change that fast. Checked the price of private testing and it is £150, not something I want to cough up quarterly. And Bella (good friend, good dietician, excellent clinician) has said don't start sticking needles, you will just start developing scarring years before you have to. Thinking about that comment, it's a depressing take on my probable future. I am NOT a good self starter and I NEED a regular test result to keep me reassured that totally altering my lifestyle is actually having an effect. Drat. Await non-invasive blood glucose meter I suppose. Like we are all awaiting clean energy from fusion.
Another and much more interesting point, my athelete's foot has cleared up. Well, interesting to me! I have had persistent mucky skin between my toes for the last several...three??...five??...years, and now all clean and dry. So there is one warning sign for me.
And I think I have spotted another. Yesterday I had a really bad (read naughty/stupid/lazy) day, sitting in front of the computer and doing ****** all. Unable to concentrate, or even think much, tired & lethargic, severe case of CBA. (Can't Be *****). And when I get like that (I usually call it "depressed") I eat. I eat absolutely constantly, and since I have CBA, I eat biscuits, bread & butter, fresh fruit and anything else that comes to hand. And it has just clicked that persistent high carb intake = persistent high blood sugar = "depression" (or lethargy, CBA, whatever name you use). Which also means that "going for a nice walk" if you are "depressed" has rather more of a physiological backing than I realised - not just psychological.
Finally, I am occasionally getting a funny feeling. (don't we all!). I haven't managed to pin it down to any particular diurnal rhythm yet. It's similar to a hunger feeling, roughly between my sternum & my umbilicus, not a pain, more a glow/ache/tingle. Almost certainly a nothing, but I do wonder if it is a "feeling" of high blood glucose. Well, pin it down and consider.
And I am still not losing weight.
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