06.19.2002 (Wednesday), 08:23 PM

Not Flipping Out

Sugar in the morning, sugar in the evening, sugar at suppertime...

And now the news...

So Dr. Nemirov seems to be a pretty cool guy. I spent about two hours at his office this afternoon waiting for the bad news. I actually was hoping to hear what I expected to hear and that pretty much happened although I'm still not satisfied with the results.

The diagnosis is diabetes. OK. There. I said it. I didn't want to believe it. I wanted to believe that someone played a practical joke on me and slipped some sugar into my gastank and that all I needed was a good flushing (don't ask...). But no, the two blood sugar readings were in the 200 range and that the diagnosis.

The doctor told me not to flip out as we're catching it early. OK, that's great but I'm really a bit flipped out as everything else is healthy and normal. Yes, I no longer feel like I'm staring down the business end of a shotgun. Now the gun is somewhere behind me, pointed at my butt. Oh, wait a minute, that's not a gun, that's motivation. I guess.

Not that it makes me feel any better but there is very little besides genetics that causes diabetes. Someone in my family has or had it. The good news is that I'm not currently a candidate for daily blood monitoring or that insulin fix. I don't even have to take medication. Yet. I have three months to keep it that way. The other news is that, in all other areas, I'm a pretty healthy guy.

But I'm still sitting here still trying to not flip out. I guess it's better to find out now than later. It still doesn't make not flipping out any easier.<

Posted by wjc