Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Went to see my PCP (Primary Care Physician) today for my quarterly checkup. In the past, these quarterly checkups were due to my weight, cholesterol, and Type II diabetes. Thankfully, the first two are in much better shape, so the focus is the Type II diabetes.
Weight: 174 (fully clothed!)
Total Cholesterol: 165 (well controlled)
Hemoglobin a1c: 6.1% (in the pre-diabetic level)
So, my weight is right where I want it to be, cholesterol is, as I stated above, well controlled with medication, and getting a lot closer on bringing my hemoglobin a1c back to normal levels (which would be 5.6% or lower). Of course, I was hoping it would be "normal", but this was a nice improvement over my January blood work.
My PCP wants me to come back for another checkup in August, and if the hemoglobin a1c has improved, he will take me off the metformin med (I take 500mg 1x/day prior to dinner) even if I'm not at 5.6%.
Here's to 3 more months and MAYBE one less pill in the pill case!