Wednesday, June 15, 2011

WIP & An Update

This is sort of a follow up to my Meet me on Monday post this week. One of the questions Java asked was in reference to yoghurt. One of the blogs I visited was from Melbourne lady & she mentioned Gippsland Dairy (sorry I don't remember which one was your blog just in case you are reading this). I had never heard of this particular yoghurt and considering I live in Gippsland I thought I should at least try to find it and buy some to try. OMGosh it was the BEST yoghurt EVER! Super creamy and oh so scrumptious! It was almost like eating pure cream! You probably can't see the flavour but I chose mango & passion-fruit. It was so worth buying. If you're an Aussie check the supermarket and see if you can find this yoghurt. You will not be disappointed. (No I am not getting paid for this post I just wanted to share how yummy this is)

With Poetesses encouragement yesterday about not giving up on a pattern I decided to give that baby's bib another go. I'm not following a pattern, well not really, I modified the one I had to make it larger. Its in the same colours as the cardigan and blanket I made. So far so good, I haven't pulled it apart.

For those of you who are friends with me on Facebook, sorry to repeat this here. I know you read about this.

I finally remembered to phone up my doctors surgery yesterday afternoon and I spoke with the Practice Nurse to get my Glucose Tolerance Test (GTT) results and for the T3 & T4 tests as well. The news wasn't terribly good I'm afraid. I'm not sure if you all know what is involved with a GTT they check your blood sugar levels (BSL) at the start of the test to get a base line. You are given a sugary drink then your blood is collected again 1 and 2 hours later to see how much glucose is still in your system. 

My initial BSL was 6.9 which is higher than normal. Normal is somewhere between 3.6 & 6.0 
One hour after the drink it was 15 and at the two hour mark it was 12. Anything over 11.1 and its possible that you have diabetes.

Apparently my thyroid wasn't doing what its supposed to either. Now I can't remember whether it was the T3 or the T4 levels. I do know that if you thyroid isn't functioning properly it can affect your BSL. The Nurse did say that I need more tests to find out what is going on.

Since my doctor is part time the earliest I could get in to see him is next Tuesday morning. From the look of things he will most likely tell me I am diabetic. I'm sure I will be able to cope with that as a diagnosis. We're only given what we can handle right? It only makes us stronger. Yes I am trying to psyche myself up in preparation for next week. I'll let you know what the doctor says after I've seen him. But for now I'll concentrate on this week & worry about all of the 'other' stuff later. 

**edited 10:30pm. The blogger who mentioned the Gippsland yoghurt was New Mumma just in case you wish to go & visit her.
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