Well my visit to the nurse was interesting.......To be honest I wasn't sure what to expect but it seemed to go the way I guessed it would with the usual leaflets being presented.
She was very nice about it all, my wife came in as well as she has the opinion that what affects me will affect her and as she prepares the majority of the meals it would be prudent for her to be there.
But what made my ears prick up was when the nurse asked about the medication.....'medication? what medication?' followed by 'You have seen the doctor?'
Well, no actually I wasn't aware I had to! I thought seeing you was all I needed.
'Hmmm with your level being so high you should be on medication now so you should see the doctor ASAP.....
Appointment duly made with a further wait until today.....
She also informed me that yes, you are type 2 diabetic with your HbA1C level of 12%
Before I leave the nurse though she did refer me to the eye people and the local diabetes group at my hospital so things are advancing on that front...oh and she also took a reading which was down to 14 (half the original figure so some relief there then!
So, back to the doctor for a nice chat. I should make it clear at this point that I am not duly concerned with the diagnosis..should I be? I am hoping that just making alterations to my diet would do the job but with my Ulcerative Colitis refusing to play the game the doctor said it seems that one is affecting the other so a course of Metformin has been prescribed to help the issue.
On the plus side, since my visit to Tescos I have avoided the usual bad stuff and noticed although I am still thirsty, I am not as thirsty and my nocturnal visits to the loo have gone from 2-3 down to 1 (usually).
The one thing though is my eyesight....my close up vision is totally useless...blurred as reading through water! I had my eyes tested at Specsavers a few weeks ago and had to buy new reading glasses only to be told by doc that once my diabetes is in control my eyesight may recover...so thats a waste of money on new specs then! (I even told the opticians about my diabetes too so am a bit miffed!)
So, thats the story so far, I hope this blog helps someone or someone can identify with me.
Will keep blogging when I have more to say.