Well, I might have been wrong about the depression. I spoke with the person I call my Alternative Health Adviser. She is a CNHP and has earned my trust. She’s a valued member of my health care team. She said it sounded to her like my pancreas was over-stressed. The lethargy, head fog, and weird weight redistribution are classic symptoms. As a person with diabetes, my pancreas is definitely an issue. The pancreas produces insulin, which is a hormone. That hormone affects all of my other hormones, so her diagnosis makes sense to me.
She suggested what I’m thinking of as a carb fast. Basically I’ll be giving up carbs for a while. I’ll be eating lean protein, some dairy, and low-glycemic veggies. After the first two or three days I’ll know if it’s working. After two or three weeks I’ll add whole grains and healthy carbs (like fruits and veggies) back into my diet.
We talked about how to manage my blood sugar during this carb fast. I’m not looking forward to going through it, but I do look forward to feeling better.
So far, so good. Then again, I just started about 17 hours ago.