Tuesday, September 26, 2006

It's been a long time since I've posted anything so I thought I'd pop in with an update.
I'm a substitute teacher in the DISD now. SInce the beginning of school in fact. I've been busy almost evry day so far. I thought i'd like the K-3 age best but so far I've enjoyed 4th grade the best. they are much more independant and are studying much more intresting things. I also now know that my Spanish is too rusty to be a bilingual teacher without some serious study. All this is for me to get an idea if I like teaching and to help me decide if I want to get my certification. SO far I have enjoyed the work.
The other news is I have started a new med called Byetta for my Insuline resistance and pre diabetes. I ahve to inject 2 times a day. It is rocking my world. I have normal BG numbers now! My fasting numbers are still in the high normal range but they have dome down to the normal range rather than the pre-diabetic numbers I was showing. My numbers had been creeping up despite the metformin & actos I was on. The Byetta is working judt perfectly. I've had no side effects, which sound awful BTW, and I've dropped 5# in a week! Most of that is water I think , water that the actos caused me to retain. I've noticed that I'm now finally passing ketones. Ever since I started low carbing i have never been able to get into ketosis, the state where your body is burning fat for fuel rather than glucose. Aftermuch scrutiny I have figured out that my liver is constantly dumping glucose even when I cut my dietairy intake to 0 carbs, thus defeating my attempts to burn fat for energy. I may now have a bit of an easier time dropping some of my excess weight normally. The liver dump also explains why my fasting numbers were higher than my bedtime ones. Well at any rate the Byetta is taking care of things nicely. I am very excited about this medication and I think that it will be able to help alot of people unless they find out in a few years that it causes you to grow a second head or something. Now that I've added another drug to my regimine I expect to recieve my AARP card any day as I need a pill organizer to keep track of what I take.
I've changed ny depression meds again too, the Lexapro pooped out so I switched it to Zoloft, which too is working nicely. I wish I could stop the Abilify as it is expensive as shit. So is the BYetta and I don't knoe yet what the insurance will pay on the Byetta as my first pen was a free sample from My NP.
So mainly I'm having to embrace my emerging geezerhood. It ain't pretty.

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