WHO KNEW WHAT HAVOC A BEE STING
YES, INDEED...THIS LITTLE HONEY BEE SURE GOT MY ATTENTION IN MORE WAYS THAN I COULD HAVE IMAGINED!
Last Monday as I drove home from grocery shopping, I felt a sudden sharp sting on the lower portion of my upper arm muscle. I tried to look, drive, and brush away whatever was obviously stinging me all the while trying to stay between the lines of the approaching curve in the road. I kept control of the car, however, I got the full force/dose of the bee venom. The little sucker was trying to fly out my left side window while it's entire patootie,stinger and all, was pulsing it's poison into my right arm. Folks, can I just say IT HURT!!! IT HURT LIKE CRAZY!!!
I got home within 10 minutes, sprayed some benadryl spray on the bee sting and grabbed an ice pack from the freezer. AAAHHH....Instant relief. However, I couldn't get any relief without holding the ice on the sting at all times which was impossible as the day wore on and I needed to do other things with my right arm!!!
Flash Forward to Tuesday morning...
I wake up with a HUGE RED KNOT, Hot with fever and progressively getting bigger and itchier!
It got MUCH WORSE!
I called my doctor and got the nurse practitioner to tell me what to take OTC for a bee sting. I took every potion known to man, OTC, Home remedy, you name it, I tried it. By now you're probably thinking, WHY DOESN'T SHE JUST GO TO THE DOCTOR???? I DON'T KNOW, I KEPT THINKING IT WAS GOING TO GET BETTER...
BY THURSDAY, I GO TO MY SASSY SEWERS GROUP AND BY 2:00 I'M IN THE DOCTOR'S OFFICE!
THE REST OF THE STORY...
MY TYPE II DIABETES COMPLICATES THINGS WHEN I HAVE TO TAKE ANY KIND OF STEROIDS. THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE TYPE II DIABETES ALREADY KNOW THIS FACT.
THE TRUTH IS, I HAVEN'T BEEN TAKING MY *BORDER-LINE DIABETES* SERIOUSLY
SINCE THURSDAY, MY BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS HAVE BEEN AS HIGH AS 308, 274, 275, 288, 301, 168, 253, 280!
GIVING MYSELF AN INSULIN SHOT FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE HAS DEFINITELY, WITHOUT A DOUBT,
GOTTEN MY ATTENTION.
LONG STORY SHORT............
THIS LITTLE "FLUFFY" GAL IS GOING TO BEAT THIS THING. I WILL NOT LIVE MY LIFE FROM INSULIN SHOT TO FINGER PRICK IF THERE IS SOMETHING I CAN GO TO PREVENT IT FROM HAPPENING.
When I truly set my mind to do something, I'm usually quite successful. The key WORD is TRULY, the sold out kind of TRULY!
I NEED CHEERLEADERS!!!
I've cut and pasted some Type II Diabetes info from WebMD just in case some of you my dear friends and followers need a good BEE STING to get YOUR ATTENTION.
I NOW HAVE TO CARRY AN EPIPEN
TYPE II DIABETES
Type 2 diabetes, once called non-insulin dependent diabetes, is the most common form of diabetes, affecting 90% to 95% of the 26 million Americans with diabetes. In this article, you'll learn the basics about type 2 diabetes, including symptoms and causes, as well as learn about type 2 diabetes in children.
What Is Type 2 Diabetes?
Unlike people with type 1 diabetes, people with type 2 diabetes produce insulin; however, either their pancreas does not produce enough insulin or the body cannot use the insulin adequately. This is called insulin resistance. When there isn't enough insulin or the insulin is not used as it should be, glucose (sugar) can't get into the body's cells. When glucose builds up in the blood instead of going into cells, the body's cells are not able to function properly. Other problems associated with the buildup of glucose in the blood include:
- Damage to the body. Over time, the high glucose levels in the blood may damage the nerves and small blood vessels of the eyes, kidneys, and heart and predispose a person to atherosclerosis (hardening) of the large arteries that can cause heart attack and stroke.
- Dehydration. The buildup of sugar in the blood can cause an increase in urination. When the kidneys lose the glucose through the urine, a large amount of water is also lost, causing dehydration.
- Diabetic Coma (Hyperosmolar nonketotic diabetic coma) .When a person with type 2 diabetes becomes very ill or severely dehydrated and is not able to drink enough fluids to make up for the fluid losses, they may develop this life-threatening complication.
At present, the diagnosis of diabetes or prediabetes is based in an arbitrary cut-off point for a normal blood sugar level. A normal sugar level is currently considered to be less than 100 mg/dL when fasting and less than 140 mg/dL two hours after eating. But in most healthy people, sugar levels are even lower.
During the day, blood glucose levels tend to be at their lowest just before meals. For most people without diabetes, blood sugar levels before meals hover around 70 to 80 mg/dL. In some, 60 is normal; in others, 90. Again, anything less than 100 mg/dL while fasting is considered normal by today's standards.
What's a low sugar level? It varies widely, too. Many people's sugar levels won't ever fall below 60 mg/dL, even with prolonged fasting. When you diet or fast, the liver keeps sugar levels normal by turning fat and muscle into sugar. A few people's sugar levels may fall somewhat lower.