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Level Lottery

I am trying to make the most of my diabetes. Therefore I have found some ways to take away some of the drudgery of it. Each lunchtime before I take my glucose levels I challenge the other people in the office to guess my level. They ask me about what I have eaten and try to guess. I get to guess too. The person closest gets 10p! I have the advantage of knowing how I feel. So, you'd have thought that I would win. Not a bit of it! I haven't managed to be closest in any of the times we have played it. I hope I get better otherwise I'll have no change left.

Other things that brighten it up are my spreadsheets of stock levels and my glucose monitoring graphs.

My daughter (2 and a bit) has got right into the procedures I have to go through. She tells me to 'do my blood sugar' then 'do my leg' or my tummy. She won't let me get away with slacking! In fact she doesn't let me get away with any of my bad habits including biting my nails or putting my knife down and eating only with my fork, or talking before I have finished my mouthful! Better not visit the USA in the near future!

On a more stressful note, I am getting prepared for another appointment at the hospital on Monday. Unfortunately, it is not for me. We have suspicions that my son (3 months) cannot see well, if at all. He does seem to react to light, but we believe he may have a condition called nystagmus. In the same way that I was prepared for my diagnosis, I am prepared for the worst on Monday, but even so I still hope that the prognosis is better than I fear.

More positively, planning permission has just gone in for our house extension. It is scary because it involves demolishing one side of the house. We have confidence in our builder, and are certain that the disruption will be worth it. Work is due to start in May and be completed in 14 weeks.

Level down to 3.2 this evening, but was 17 after lunch. Had some lovely low-GI tea bread (from the Anthony Worrell-Thompson GI book), but I think it must have been high in carbs as that was the only thing that could have given me those levels, adjusted with 4 units of Novorapid. It appears that 1 unit reduces my level by 2mmol/l. Have also discovered that at breakfast, my levels are fine if I have cereal or toast, but not both.

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