Instead of being in bed now and sleeping the sleep of the innocents and the unworried, I am up being slightly agitated. Only a minimal amount, but just enough for me to feel wide awake and not feel like going to bed yet.
I told you that I was so thirsty all the time and that I had to go to the toilet so often. Well, another thing was, that my eyes had been bothering me, but I thought that might have been allergies, but now I think differently about this.
I have taken 6 glucose tests over the course of the evening and I'm afraid that my diabetes is back. I tested it especially two hours after I had eaten and drank anything and all times my glucose levels were way too high. Now I have to test myself sober in the morning and see what it is then and also weigh myself, so my GP will know what my weight is, because if my fasting glucose level is up, I will call and make an appointment right away.
I'm sure my eyes are bothering me because of the diabetes and that scared me so much, that I immediately put on my glasses and I will be wearing them from now on. I haven't had diabetes in more than two years, I think, and it is surprising that it is coming back now, but with advancing age it can, if you have that tendency. I hope it can be treated with pills, because I'd rather not start using insulin again, as that was a real bother and I was using so much of it in the end.
I'm lucky I still have the glucose meter and the test strips to go with it and the pen to prick my finger. I bleed easily enough, so that was no problem. Your fingers do get sore after awhile from poking all those little holes in them, although I have a special pen to ease the pain.
I can deal with physical problems, it's just the complications of diabetes that I worry about, so I have to get this under control as quickly as possible. I stick to my old adage: when there's a problem, you think of the solution and go and apply it, hopefully it will work as easily as that now.
I'm getting tired now and need to go to sleep. I've already taken my medication, including my sleeping pill, so I should be out cold soon. Tomorrow I have creative therapy and I will be working on my second painting. That's something to look forward to. I will have to make an appointment before I leave the house.
Most of you will be asleep now, but those of you who aren't I wish a happy evening. Keep your fingers crossed for me.