Struggles with getting sick

Hello everyone-

I neglected to update my blog due to my catching a nasty cough/congestion type illness.

Feeling incredibly run-down, I was also experiencing unpredictable blood sugar levels, regardless of eating my super healthy meals.  When your body is harboring an infection, the liver’s storage of glucose secretes the glycogen to give your body extra energy to fight the sickness….well, since our pancreas isn’t tag teaming with the liver, our blood sugars soar.  Any predictable regime you may have is completely thrown off.

It can get pretty depressing, especially after having such balanced levels for four months.  I think my immune system was compromised after my trip, and considering I was around a lot of sick people (including my daughter), I naturally caught the promiscuous bug.

I am finally at the tail-end of recovery and feeling much better.  My levels aren’t where I’d like them to be, but they have greatly improved from where they were a week ago.   The reality of diabetes is that no matter how healthy you eat, sometimes there will be factors that are incredibly difficult to manage.

So, I just test often, and remind myself that I’m doing the best I can.

 

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2 responses to this post.

  1. oh my gosh!! im so so sorry!! i hope you get fULLY better soon!

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  2. Hi Jen,

    I hear you loud and clear. I’ve seemingly gone through a similar process since I decided to heal Type-1 based on a raw food diet about 2 years ago.
    I like your blog–it is put together well and has an underlying positive message. We need more of this out there. My self included as I have not posted to my own blog in some time–you know, it can be a full time job that needs reflection.
    Yet forums and outlets, like your blog, serve as support. Reassurance that we will not be alone despite the odds we face.

    My tumblr blog is inspired by my continuous efforts to heal. Needs some new posts, but feel free to check it out –http://avolution.tumblr.com/

    Take care!

    Jason

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