I normally try to avoid sharp objects in my life. I have always been a bit of a wuss when it comes to pain and I don't like to put myself in a position to have to have it.
Unfortunately, I've gone and done just that.
I started a new injectible medication for my diabetes on Friday. No, it isn't insulin. It is a new med that is supposed to help my other medications work better. So far, the injection itself hasn't been horrible. It uses a really fine needle like an insulin needle, and it seems to go in without a hitch. My trouble is, the medication is working too well. Now I'm having low blood sugar attacks, as well as the nausea they warned me may be a side effect of the medication at first.
It's been a fun weekend.
Besides giving myself the shots twice a day, I've been having to take my blood sugar readings several times a day to see how it is working. That's the part I hate. Pricking your fingers. I'm running out of fingers! Some blood sugar meters (as well as mine) say you can take blood from your arm, too, but the nurse told me it isn't as "fresh" of blood from your arm as it is from your finger, so you really should take from the finger. Ugh.
Now I'm having to drop some of my oral medication to try and keep from getting the low blood sugar. It is nice to think of taking less medication – and less expensive. But it is at this time still a juggling act trying to figure out exactly what and how much. I'm only on the half-dose of the injectible for the first 30 days, too! Who knows what happens when I up it again. Oh, yeah, I know. The nurse told me. I'll probably go through this stupid transition phase all over again. Fun times, I tell ya!
So… that's what I've been doing. How about you?