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Everything went well yesterday. I can see why they want post-operative patients under the care of a friend, although it was nowhere near as heavy as when I had my wisdom teeth out 35 years ago. [ profile] melchar and [ profile] gil_liant ferried me back and forth between the motel in San Jose and the Palo Alto Medical Center and made sure I made it back to my motel room safely, for which my thanks. I called Lisa to let her know all went well, fell upon the food I'd stashed in the room to break my operationally-required 36-hour fast, and went to bed early.

Today I move out of the motel back into the RV for the remainder of this stay in the Bay Area (through next Friday) and head off to the regular SFSFC Board of Directors meeting. The rest of the weekend looks like lots of Day Jobbe from things people were trying to get me to do Friday morning.

Date: 2015-11-15 09:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
How do you manage a fast with diabetes? Does it present a risk for a low blood sugar problem?

Date: 2015-11-15 06:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
My issue is primarily with sugar highs, not lows, and even a 12 hour fast leaves me with readings in the 150-plus range (ideal would be 100). So mainly I just have to keep an eye on my blood sugar. Had I started to go low (rare), I would have had to go get some apple juice or some other clear liquid with sugar in it.

Date: 2015-11-16 10:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I see, that's interesting. On doing a bit more research, I discovered that fasting actually improves insulin sensitivity so is not at all a problem for diabetics (I came across many who do the same two days per week fast for weight loss/control that I do). It seems to take so much effort for diabetics to constantly balance carbohydrates and exercise that I imagined that taking food away altogether would be catastrophic. What a complex disease.

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