Monday 4 July 2022



Last year, while they were analysing my blood, they also told me that I had diabetes. And a heart murmur.

I wasn't too bothered - I also had cancer, and ranked that way higher. I thought, I'll worry about the diabetes once the cancer is fixed.

But maybe I don't have diabetes. I got myself a test kit, and I've been testing every week or so. Normal is in the range 4 to 7, and at the end of 2021, I was reading 8 or 9. Which is diabetic, but only slightly so.

But now my readings have come down - maybe my liver is doing a better job than it did. My latest reading is 5.7 mmol/L, which is exactly in the middle of the normal range.

My blood pressure is also looking better, at 120 over 76. It had been in the range 130 to 150 at the end of 2021, and at the hospital, they even put me on blood pressure pills for a while. But normal blood pressure for an adult aged 20 to 40, is 95-135 over 60-80, so my blood is as good as it should be.

And my back is feeling a lot better now. I'm avoiding lifting heavy things because I don't want a recurrence, but now I can get into and out of bed without pain, and without using a stick.

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