, it must be so difficult to cope with your conditions. I really admire your stoicism. Thank you for the 'heads-up' about aldosterone. My doctor had me do a test for pheochromocytoma, and is awaiting the report. I am not convinced that I have anything much wrong with my kidneys or liver, as the full blood test seems not to be unusual.
Thank you for the link, graham64, I did look at the medication list for the SPRINT trial and saw that there was great reliance on ARBs plus a diuretic, but then they had to prescribe potassium supplements as well
The good news is that Day 4 has been encouraging, in that BGL has stayed just over 5 all day, with a couple of 4.5s. Blood pressure is still all over the place, but lower than it has been, with the systolic at 149, 118, 130, 165 and 158 with my pulse rate steady at 54 all day.
Also, while picking a basket of blackcurrants and raspberries early this morning, I suddenly found that I'd eaten four or five without thinking.
They were lovely, I have to say, but I did not continue eating them. In the scheme of things, I cannot think that this will have made any difference to my fasting.
I am hoping that tomorrow I will see even more improvement
Baruney, how are things on the porkbelly front? I hope that you are not getting a cold or 'flu, with all those winter germs ready to infiltrate the system. What happens to you when you get down to 3.5? I have been as low as that, in the past, without feeling any different, and have been back up to 4 within a short time, without taking any action to modify.
Actually, fasting is good, as I have an extra couple of hours in the day to prepare for visitors and organise Chritmas essentials and all that malarkey. And I feel full of energy again.