Insulin Rules

Over this last 5 weeks I’ve spent 3 weeks in hospital. I was first admitted full of hallucinations and then released when I seemed to come to myself again. They found an infection which they blamed for the problem.

I may have seemed to be back to normal but I was soon back to confused again sure in my mind that my brother and I were out for drinks. That in itself was strange as neither of us drinks. The place I thought was the bar was was actually the reception at the hospital.For some reason I was carrying about £800 so we could have had a few rounds.

As I came round this time I found my daughter has been asking questions regarding my release and reasons for the illness itself. Though the infection was there and was partly responsible it seems they now blamed Diabetes and were going to change me from a Type 2 diabetic managed by tablets to a Type 2 diabetic managed by Insulin. I manages to get discharged because I’d had promise of discharge for 3 days and been let down twice.In the end I was given an insulin pen and released to give myself injections in the stomach.

I’ve been doing the injections for 5 days having mistakenly thought I’d broken the pen. The major worry at the moment is that my sugar levels are showing very high even though I’m not eating much (great diet, I’ve lost 2 stones). Today I had a glass of milk and a coffee (no sugar), I’d have expected a lower reading before taking the insulin. So, the insulin jabs are OK and though the hospital say the infection is over I don’t think they’re right but that’s for my doctor to sort out. I don’t feel confused at the moment so no doubt they won’t rush. I shall just be expected to keep up with the insulin and keep my head together.Keep my mood together as it’s low and that can have an effect, and look to find my energy level again as so far it’s on the run.

So if you don’t hear from me it’s not because I can’t follow your blog again, I may be back in the hospital or I may be celebrating feeling better. But I’ll be thinking of you.

Hugs

David

About davidprosser

Retired Local Government Officer who started to write at age 60 and hasn't looked back. Writes a humorous diary on the life of a member of the gentry.......and the village he lives in with his sadistic early morning alarm cat Oscar and his wife the formidable Lady J. Oscar even has his own book now, but the writing has stopped.
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18 Responses to Insulin Rules

  1. acflory says:

    Is there anyone who can check on you every day? Even just a phone call to see if your compus or mentus? From what little I know, getting the dose of insulin right is not always easy, and one sized dose definitely does not fit all.

    You know, I just realised something: in all the years of following your blog, I’ve never thought to ask if you have a garden? If not, you probably don’t want one, but having to water something once or twice a day can be kind of relaxing, esp. if what you grow is edible. Worth a try?

    -hugs-

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    • davidprosser says:

      Yvonne checks on me nearly every day and records my readings too to see if we can get it down from a high sugar reading.As a type 2 but on Insulin apparently it doesn’t have to vary like it does for a Type 1 but I sttill need to vary it to get it right.
      Re your question, I share a garden with Not edible plants currently very tiny part which is mine alone., And better stay that way out of the eye of the law.Ha Ha.
      Huge Hugs

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      • acflory says:

        I’m so glad. I should have realised that Yvonne would keep an eye on you despite the pandemic. Not sure I understand what you mean by ‘varying’ but so long as you do, that’s all that matters.
        lmao – I promised I will never mention gardening again. 😉

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      • davidprosser says:

        Most diabetics have ti vary their Insulin amounts depending upon how their blood sugar is reading. So far I haven’t had to vary he dosage just key in 18 shots and away I go. It isn’t working so far as my readings keep showing High. I hope they’ll start coming don soon.
        Hugs

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      • acflory says:

        Ugh. You really are going to have to cut out anything that your body can’t handle at the moment. No fat, no carbs, no sugar. Until your blood sugar levels come down enough. After that you may be able to reinstate some things. 😦

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      • davidprosser says:

        I had a dream last night that al I cold eat was sliced pickled beetroot. Just as well I love it. That’s no guarantee of it being allowed though.. Hugs

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      • acflory says:

        No guarantee at all as beetroot is full of sugars. I believe beet sugar was the only sweetener available before cane sugar took over. Ahem. I’m sure you wanted to know that. 🙂 – hugs-

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      • davidprosser says:

        I’m sure I could have managed without that item of info though I do ask mysellf whether it’s plant sugar and maybe OK as such.
        Hugs

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      • acflory says:

        Ahem, sugar cane is a plant too. 😉 That said, the fructose used in most commercial products is actually a LOT worse for you, and me, than cane sugar.

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  2. Oh, my! You have been through the wringer!

    John was just talking about something he heard. People over 65 should be conscious of drinking water every two hours. It seems we tend to get confused when dehydrated. I realize you had a serious infection, but drinking regularly might help ward off confusion.

    xxx Hydrated Hugs xxx

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  3. inavukic says:

    I hope it’ll be celebrating feeling better, David 😀 Hugs ❤

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  4. MELewis says:

    Sorry to hear you’ve not been well, David. But relieved it’s not the dreaded virus! At least insulin should provide relief once you get the dose right. Don’t mean to lecture but a good diet is so important — whole grains, protein, fats and fresh veg. Save the jam and beetroot for when you’ve stabilized, although I’ve followed your blog for long enough to appreciate the delirium in your humour! Hope you feel better soon. x

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  5. merrildsmith says:

    So sorry you’re going through this, David. I know diabetes can be tricky to manage. I hope you feel better soon. Hugs from New Jersey. And since tonight is Rosh Hashanah–best wishes for a sweet year.

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  6. davidprosser says:

    You’re as kind as ever Merill, I’ll get there. In the meantime a Gud Yomtov and well over the fast as I’m sure is right.
    Huge Hugs

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