Friday, July 4, 2014

Diagnosis Diabetes

What A Mind-Boggling Week!

Another week has come and gone, this one did not fly by though. It was a long tiring caregiving week. Mama came last Friday and stayed until last night (Thursday). I say the week was long and tiring because Mama now has a new medication and diet regimen.

She no longer takes these thirteen pills morning and night, the doctors here have reduced the number to five pills a day total. Thank God for that. I just knew she should not have been taking so much medication. Mama also has a new (to us) definite diagnosis identifying two serious medical conditions, one of which is diabetes.

Both conditions require constant monitoring and specialized diets. Both diets require careful attention to what foods are recommended and what foods are to be avoided. The diabetic diet also calls for eating smaller properly measured amounts of suggested foods throughout the day. That means the person should eat at two-hour intervals to keep the blood sugar levels constant.

WOW, this is mind-boggling if you have never had to deal with something of this sort. With my daughter Jordyn’s help, I/we were able to get through the meals and medicines without me pulling all my hair out wondering how to get it done.

Thank you, sweet Jordyn. I could not have done it as well without you. You make it look so easy, and I know for a fact that it is NOT easy…not by a long shot.

 Now the weekend is here, and I am so looking forward to some much needed rest and relaxation.  As I am so fond of saying, my plans for the weekend are to do as much nothing as humanly possible. Today started out bright, sunshiny, and HOT. Now, it is raining. Thunderstorms are scattered here and there. This is the perfect weather for doing all that nothing I wish to do.

Okay, enough already. I’m going to get started right now. What are your plans for the weekend? Are you doing anything special or will you just take it as it comes? Whatever you’re planning, I wish you a Wonderful Weekend.


I hope you enjoyed your 4th of July today!

3 comments:

Lin Floyd said...

my weekend is like yours quiet at home. I am diabetic and it's possible to control with pills and more careful eating-it's amazing all the non sugar foods that are availabe!

Medeia Sharif said...

I know diabetics and am aware of all the care needed. I'm wishing your and your family the best. It's great to have a supportive family.

Kay said...

I'm so forgetful that even though I take only two pills a day, I need a pill dispenser.

I wrote about it here:
http://travelerswife.blogspot.com/2011/12/bad-memory.html

This might help your mom.

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