Puttered around the apartment today getting rebates ready to mail out, cooking foodz (and found out that what I thought were pork chops were in fact ribs) and making some calls to help with the search for pre-college work.
The low-carb diet (along with noodging from friends and the FitDay online food diary) is working very well. I'm down to 395 pounds, which is almost twenty pounds less than I weighed when I went into the hospital in January, and my blood sugar has improved to the point where I've discontinued the morning insulin dose and have trimmed back the evening dose by 4 units, down to 26. Yeah, I miss being able to indulge in the starches and sugars, but that stuff was killing me slowly with the various infections and complications. I'm better off with just a few of them...basically just an English muffin in the morning these days, and the rest of my carbohydrates come from nuts and broccoli and the occasional yogurt. Mainly, I want to get my body to the point where I don't need insulin any more, and hopefully I can even get my weight and BG controlled well enough that I can lose the oral meds as well. I know people who have done it. I can do it too.