Diabetes Update 7 - Sashimi
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Yet more update on my quest to cure myself of diabetes.
A few times I have gone out to a sushi restaurant, and had sashimi. Most raw fish have zero carbs, so I can eat all I like! I checked and the ginger has plenty of carbs (about 7g per tablespoon). Sometimes they dress the sashimi up with vegetables, and usually on a bed of grated daikon. I go easy on the daikon, as it does have carbs, as does the carrot.
My favourite sashimi is mackerel, but it is not always available. I think that is because it is not popular enough. It is oily, and has lots of omega-3 in it.
My blood pressure started going lower and lower recently. I had not changed the dosages of my medications, so I figured I had somehow changed. I expected as my weight dropped, eventually my blood pressure would improve. It seems that I experienced such a change. One day I was quite low, and I was getting dizzy when I stood up. So I did not take my Ramipril that evening. As I was still low, I did not take one the next day. This continued for a few days before it crept back up. Before it went too high, I resumed taking my Ramipril. I figure it takes time to get out of my system, and that was when my blood pressure went up.
Anyways, it was an experiment that did not work out as I had hoped. I will be seeing my doctor soon, and I can ask about a lower dose. I recall they have a 5mg version (I am on the 10mg ones). In time, as I continue to lose more weight, I hope to tail off this. But for now I think it is important to keep my blood pressure in a safe range.
I am keeping my blood glucose around 6, and I am on just Metformin and half a glyburide tablet. Combined with my diet, I am staying straight and level. So not too much to report there.
Those damned scales annoy me. I can take multiple readings, and they are different by about 4lbs or more. Moving the scale a few inches will do it, or how I stand on the scales. I need to find better scales. I am certain my weight is going down, slowly. I make note of the range of readings I can get, and the range is decreasing over time. I am getting closer to my initial goal, which is to have a BMI of 29.9 or less. That will qualify me to drop down from obese to overweight.
Disclaimer: I am not a doctor. This is based on my own experience. Your mileage may vary. Check with your doctor before doing anything drastic based on what I wrote above.