Saturday, May 01, 2010
I got my lab test results back for my appointment next week with my endocrinologist. I made, what I feel is, significant improvement all around. I was last tested 1/28, just before joining Spark in early February. Old A1C was 6.9; new is 6.1. Old cholesterol was 204; new is 118. Old LDL was 101; new is 52. Old Triglycerides were 204 (yikes); new - 74. All my other measures were in the normal range too. So, the only one I still need to move downwards is the A1C (6.0 is the beginning of the normal range for anyone reading this that doesn't know diabetes stats). And, on that one, I don't have too far to go.
I'm hoping that by the end of the year, I will still be showing consistently good numbers; so my doc will agree to try starting to cut my meds. She feels all diabetics should take some statins, but I could get the dosage down.
With these numbers, I think she'll be doing the happy dance when she sees me. I was when I opened the envelope.