Sunday, December 30, 2012
When I met Dr. B, I asked for, and got, what I call a "come to Jesus" talk about getting my A1c under control. His approach was no-nonsense, caring, and clear. If I expect to delay or avoid insulin injections, I must get my A1c below 7. (My last two tests were 7.6 and 7.8.) He added a third oral diabetes med to my regimen, and my blood sugar is consistently in healthy range for the first time in about five years.
I took a home A1c after two weeks on the new med, and got a 7.3; even allowing for some difference, that result seems to be trending in the right direction. At the end of January, I'll check it again. My next office test will be in March. I'm committed to the attention and self-care it will take to improve my A1c
My short-term choices have long-term consequences.
Wishing you strength and persistence as you work toward your own goals!! Keep sparking!