Dear Dr. Levy - 21/07/12 - 13 Stone
Dear Dr. Levy, I’m 13 stone and it won’t budge, but it’s nice to feel like I’m a size smaller than I used to be. That’s it for now. I don’t feel like blogging on this unused web space much longer.
Dear Dr. Levy - 01/04/12 - Proper Hypo
Dear Dr. Levy, This is no April Fools’ joke, but I’ve recently had a hypo - like, a proper one - and it scared the living daylights out of me. From now on, I’ll never end my blogs/letters with “I doubt I’ll be blogging again before I see you, unless something major happens” because that was fairly major. It happened the next day. I woke up before lecture and had a...
This one should be easier to navigate. The old one annoyed me. :)
Dear Dr. Levy - 26/03/12 - Trying
Dear Dr. Levy, Yesterday, I ate a Subway salad and a packet of cookies. I also had a bowl of cereal later and although that wasn’t the most healthy of days, I’m rather proud of that. I want to try this whole “healthy” thing properly-ish. After being so used to junk, this will be a bit of a long process. I say that after I’ve just attempted to eat a doner kebab...
Dear Dr. Levy - 20/03/12 - Hello
Dear Dr. Levy, I’m still alive and I’ll see you on the 3rd April, which is my boyfriend’s birthday. We’re still together and so far, so good. Hope you got my blood test results, I sort of didn’t go to a recent appointment, so I have a feeling that my GP will yell at me. Oops. I haven’t been feeling too upbeat as of late in terms of diabetes and I’ve...
Dear Dr. Levy - Comfort - 29/02/12
Dear Dr. Levy, Happy leap year. I’d also like to apologise for the lack of blogs and general updates about how the ol’ diabetes is going. I don’t know why I just said that, because let’s face it, I’ll never be ecstatic about it to the point where I’m pleased. Anywho, I went for a fasting blood test yesterday. You’re linked with my GP and stuff, so you...
Dear Dr. Levy - 06/02/12 - Slipping...
Dear Dr. Levy, My diet’s a mega-failure, yet again. It feels as if I either binge on fruit, or have bucketloads of junk. I know that it’s not exactly healthy, but I’m just trying to get on with things. I can’t plan meals for shit, though my cupboards have decided that during this next week, I’ll be eating: Spaghetti hoops + toast Chicken Super Noodles with bread ...
Dear Dr. Levy - Next Year.. - 28/01/12
Dear Dr. Levy, Next year I’ll be sure to get a flu jab. I’ve been stubborn for long enough and let’s face it, sniffing and snorting is not a good look. Plus, I feel like shit. Snuggling in my jammies and a blankie, Me.
Dear Dr. Levy - 20/01/12 - Pattern?
Dear Dr. Levy, I’ve noticed something. Whenever I forget my tablets in the morning and find that I’m not carrying anything at all (usually I try to at least carry my Eucreas tablets), I tend to pig out like crazy. In a nutshell, I had a cookie for breakfast. I then attempted to have porridge for lunch, until my manager/super-close mate came down from his meeting and asked me to go to...
Dear Dr. Levy - 17/01/12 - Motivation
Dear Dr. Levy, I need to get my arse in gear. I’ve been ever-so-slightly annoyed at my friend (remember my cheesecake-loving chum from earlier?) for not getting her arse in gear, in terms of unpacking and motivating herself, but I’ve come to realise that it’s probably me reflecting my anger towards myself onto her, if that makes sense? I don’t know, it’s 1.42am,...
Dear Dr. Levy - 15/01/12 - Erm...?
Dear Dr. Levy, Today, I ate a whole fridge. Slight exaggeration, because let’s face it, as a university student living in share accommodation, I only have one shelf and a drawer of a fridge. But in all seriousness, I had a packet of M&S animal biscuits (the children’s ones, about 125g in total) and for lunch (about 2 o’clock) a two-piece variety meal at KFC (including my...
Dear Dr. Levy - A-L-C-O-H-O-L - 07/01/2012
Dear Dr. Levy, Happy New Year! As you can imagine, my new year celebrations were filled with the one thing a majority of students fill theirs with: alcohol. I’ll admit that I wasn’t much of a drinker prior to joining university, but oops, that went out of the window. The awkward part is that I’m more of a spirits drinker - vodka + diet coke mostly, but I’m partial to the...
Dear Dr. Levy - I think I've dropped a dress size?...
Dear Dr. Levy, Like the title says, I reckon I’ve dropped a dress size. Well, I’m in denial. I still believe that I’m a size 18 - aka a whale - but my friend is insistent that I’m a bloody size 14. Well, on top, I’d say I’m an 18, with 16 bottoms. I’m 82.6kg, as you already know, which is 13 stone (roughly). I’m used to being 14 stone, so perhaps I...
Dear Dr. Levy - Chinese Food - 15/12/11
Dear Dr. Levy, To keep things short and sweet, I reckon Chinese buffets will be the death of me. That’s it, really. Aside from that, my job is going fine, but as for living? Well, we’ve got a good chat coming up! Sincerely, Me.
Dear Dr. Levy - Oops, I'm Slacking - 9th December...
Dear Dr. Levy, I’ve been slacking with my tablets and it’s annoying me. I haven’t been very consistent with meals and my diet has worsened, unfortunately. For example, I used to eat breakfast, but due to stress and running late most of the time, I haven’t had a nice bowl of cereal or any fruit to start the day in what feels like forever. Despite being fat/overweight/a...
Dear Dr. Levy - General GP Visit - 23/11/11
Dear Dr. Levy, I visited my GP today to renew my prescription, as I’m running low on medication. Luckily, I was able to pop in and get an appointment 40 minutes later. That’s my drugs sorted out then. While I was there, I had a little chit-chat with my GP, Dr. Sibtain (I think that’s his name), and I showed him this blog. Although it hasn’t been updated as much as...
Dear Dr. Levy - Note to self... - 16/11/11
Dear Dr. Levy, This is just a reminder for myself that I need to see my GP as soon as possible. I need some medication and I don’t think I’m quite on the system yet, which is annoying. I’m glad that my dad got me a good two month’s supply. I must also book a blood test. My HB1C will be much better, I hope. I predict that it will be, because I’ve felt like I’ve...
Dear Dr. Levy - Hyper over a Hypo - 16/11/11
Dear Dr. Levy, I know that it isn’t something to get excited over, but I’m just recovering from a hypo I had earlier. Today I ate some Lion Bites, a cereal bar and a couple of packets of crisps. I’ll admit that I haven’t eaten a proper meal today, so this is probably a key factor. I had a nap when I got in from work, as I was feeling dizzy, but I also took my tablets...
Dear Dr. Levy - Flashback to My PCOS Diagnosis -...
Dear Dr. Levy, I want to flash back to when I was diagnosed with PCOS. Something that my mother has and something that is associated with type 2 diabetes. I was absolutely distraught about this diagnosis, because it seemed like all of a sudden, I was a type 2 diabetic. You had to tell me this and I remember crying in your office. I remember the scan. I remember the nurse telling me that my...
Dear Dr. Levy - Mmm, Cheesecake - 2/11/11
Dear Dr. Levy, I’ve been naughty today. I have a feeling that I’ll start my blogs off with that pretty much everyday, but I’ve been extra naughty. I blame a certain time for my naughtiness, simply because, to put it bluntly, I need chocolate. It started off innocent, I swear. Well, innocent in my head. I went to town and I went to Iceland. I had planned to go to town and go...
Dear Dr. Levy - 1/11/11 - Introduction
Dear Dr. Levy is my more personal blog, which I plan on being my diabetic diary. For now, I’d rather remain anonymous, but I will say that Dr. Levy is a real name. He’s my real diabetic doctor when I go to the hospital. He’s very easy to talk to and is rather open-minded and understanding about a rather stroppy teenager with diabetic issues. I felt as though naming my blog after...