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Cycled to work today again, so feel good. Had a cake at lunchtime to celebrate! Chocolate eclairs seem not too bad carb-wise. Have my first check up at the hospital tomorrow. Hopefully it will go alright, but I'm not sure what they are going to do, so a little apprehensive. At least I know my levels should be alright. I think I'll carb count at lunctime to make sure my levels are alright by the time of my appointment at 2pm.



Have drawn a bar graph of my levels so far. This shows the frequency that I have been at various blood sugar levels:


Seems like the readings are in the right ball-park. If the do a Hba1c tomorrow, hopefully it will be good, although it may be too soon.

Had a lovely note from a lady who had read my blog. It is good to see that people are reading it and not finding it too boring. She had lots of advice and experiences that I have taken on board. I am sure we will correspond again.

Abby and Josh had their appointment with the doctor yesterday and they both do have eczema. Apparently there are different types, will do some research. It doesn't seem to be troubling them, so we are not too concerned about it at the moment. The doctor has prescribed some steroid creams to see whether it can be controlled.

Continued with Final Fantasy XII last night, up to 7.5 hours already! At least Josh is sleeping in the evenings now so that we can get things done.

Carb counted my evening meal last night. Again it was successful. I adjusted my insulin dose for the amount of carbs that I was eating and my pre-meal level was identical to my bedtime level. Perhaps I should do this for every meal for a while?

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