Bydureon Update

Busy day today, so I’m updating on the hoof and swearing under my breath at my phone’s autocorrect suggestions.

I’m currently sat in Staines Two Rivers Costa coffee with sunglasses on, blurry vision, slight nausea and a dull headache. Around me swarm a host of yummy and not-so-yummy mummies and daddies and some bemused pensioners.

I am neither drunk or hungover, merely enduring the side effects of the Tropicamide drops administered about two hours ago as part of my yearly retinopathy exam.

This is where they check to see if the diabetes has mangled my eyesight yet by taking photos of the back of my eye. It’s simple and painless and a part of the diabetic’s year that you just have to get used to. As I can comfortably read the second to last line of the test, I’m not too worried at the moment.

The only downside is that the side effects are similar to the ones I reported earlier in my new Bydureon medication. I took my second dose this morning, and I suspect that things are going easier this time because my preparation of the solution was a little more practices.

it’s very easy to get overenthusiastic in mixing the powder and solution, which can make for a lot of air bubbles. This time I was gentler, and so the grey fluid seemed a lot more fluid in comparison with last week.

So far, this week, the Bydureon side effects seem to be minimal. The only thing I’ve noticed in the last 36 hours has been a return of hunger in the evening and a slight dip in sugars, but I expect that this was part of it being the first week, and so there not being so much of a buffer in my system.

Let’s see how it goes.

Now just waiting on T’other half to return from signing on, and then back home to let this all wear off while she plays with the new Samsung Galaxy S3 she got activated today.

This evening: more stable management, horse grooming and socialising. It’s not a bad life.