I figure if Karen can talk about “Lefty” then I can talk about peeing…
I’ve been having some trouble. A week ago I went to see the doctor. I peed in a cup, answered a load of questions and gave some family history.
“yeah, urgent not frequent, no burning, no itching”
“no, I don’t drink more than 2 cups of coffee a day, and diet cola not quite daily”
“no, I’m not on a diet”
“no, I’m not especially thirsty”
“uncle is diabetic, grandmother was too”
The office tech didn’t find anything wrong with the sample so they decided to send it out to a lab. Based on the answers I gave and the fact they hadn’t found anything, the doctor seemed to be leaning towards my problem being an indication of a pre-diabetic state (even though I didn’t have all the symptoms). Call in a week for the lab results, she told me. In the meantime, follow a low-carb diet for a week to see if that helps.
So, I did. Well, tried to anyway. While I felt marginally better from the improved diet, it didn’t resolve my intermittently recurring problem. That doesn’t mean that Mel and I didn’t panic in the meantime… Holy shit, what if I am diabetic? I already know that baked goods, juices and other high carb stuff makes me feel crappy and causes me to fall out. I already know I feel better on diets that are low glycemic index carb, like the Zone or a 40/30/30 diet. The family history is there.
I called the doctor today for the test results. You can’t imagine how happy we were to learn that I have a common bladder infection. Antibiotics for two weeks? No problem. Still, given a week’s reflection and some internet research on diabetes, I think I’ll try to keep the diet. It’s time, anyway.