The Path To Good Mental Health Could Be Good Glucose Numbers
In my last post “Happy #WorldDiabetesDay“, I celebrated my success with posting my lowest glucose number I’ve seen in a long time. It got me thinking about the journey and how it has affected my overall cerebral dysfunction. Among my mental health diagnoses, I also have a few other health issues; abdominal obesity, high blood pressure and high cholesterol and diabetes. They even call it a fancy name… Metabolic syndrome.
It’s just a fancy way of saying you’re screwed…not only are you dealing with Bipolar Disorder, but you have 5 other serious health conditions that will kill you at any time!
Anyway, I’ve been thinking about this journey and World Diabetes Day;
I remember it like it was yesterday, walking into Sam’s Club in 2011 and there was a free health screening. I knew my sugar was high, but not sure how bad it was…out of control. My A1C was 8.9 and glucose 334… The nurse wanted me to go to the E.R., I was not that worried, but I did want to get it checked out soon…real soon.
Now I’m heading to the Doctor’s tomorrow to try and get a handle on my Diabetes. Diabetes is very common with people with mental health issues… Sometimes, it’s due to the meds and other times, it’s the by-product of taking meds and gaining weight.
I documented my nurse drawing my blood, I wish I could tell you I got it under control soon after. Unfortunately, it got worse before it would get better.
Over the years I’ve tried many different diets, they came and went…
Stewart, C. (2017). The Path To Good Mental Health Could Be Good Glucose Numbers. Psych Central. Retrieved on March 21, 2018, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/humor/2017/11/mental-health-glucose-numbers-1/