Saw the Doc today, and she has confirmed my problem is high blood pressure.
Apparently, one of the diabetes nurses has left so they are running a month or so behind and I should have had my appointment come through at the end of March for April.
If it had, they would have picked it up. She was not pleased.
Normally, I would have been given a gizmo to monitor my blood pressure over a couple of weeks, but as it is still way too high (Saturday 160/100 then 10 minutes later 170/100, and today is not much different) she’s prescribed 4 mg of Perindopril a day.
Anyway, Le Beak is OK, just a little inflamed and I should not be surprised if I have another bleed. I’m doing all the right things though, so that’s good to know, but if it continues for more than 10 minutes, then it’s down the hospital for me I’m afraid.
I am having a fasting blood test next week (she couldn’t do one today because the only appointment was late this afternoon and I’d had nothing to eat since 7pm yesterday), and then my full diabetes MOT on the 17th.
However, I was right to be concerned as it is normally just above 4 for me.
I’ve now got 2 weeks to try and lose a bit of weight, so as Hubby also wants to shed a few pounds, as the Con party keep saying, we are all in this together.