Monday, January 17, 2011
First I want to thank all of you who supported me emotionally over the past few days. I live in fear of being put on insulin for my diabetes, even though I know I will most likely need it as some part.
I like my doctor! She looked at the past six months worth of blood testing (I have a computer program that hooks up to my meter and stores the information and I can print out a monthly report that gives all daily information.) She saw that until November I was doing great, then starting in November I was getting a lot more highs (140 - 180 range) it should be around 100.
She noticed that before dinner numbers were fine, it was morning and some lunch numbers. She started asking questions about my routine. Well, November was busy and I didn't get to the gym as often as I would have liked and the same with December and last week. So she is running the Lipid panel for cholesterol, general blood work, and A1C. The A1C measures the blood glucose over three months so it is the most important tool to decide treatment. Those tests won't be back for a few days.
Until then, I remain on the meds I am on, in the same dosage.
I am to maintain a routine up at 5 (even on the weekends) , workout schedule , meals on time .
She will let me know if she wants to increase one of my meds after seeing the A1C test results. Yeah, I am looking at maybe increase one of my meds not changing meds! I can live with that.
If she changes the dosage, I will need an A1C test in three months to check progress.
Simply put, she thinks I am doing well and just need to get in my routine and stay there. I can live with that.
The only things I know is my weight was the same as six months ago, and my BP is 129/70. In a few days I will post my other numbers. Hope they are good news. Until then, I won't stress because I can't change the past but I can change the future.
Side note - I had fun Mall walking. Bought my son an Auburn championship shirt (he is an Auburn fan) and a bunch of body stuff for me as a treat.
Thanks again for all of your support. I needed it!