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Yes, it’s that time again, where I got to go and get stuck in poor veins that roll, and give up my blood for the lab tests that dictate my life. I was afraid the doctor was going to yell at me, which he has a reputation for doing if you aren’t following his instructions. Before you say I shouldn’t have to put up with that sort of behaviour, let me just say that he has never yelled at ME. And if he did, I would probably deserve it.
I was afraid of the doctor’s wrath because I know I have been eating not quite right for a while for someone with diabetes. I don’t eat enough vegetables, and I eat too many sweets for someone who is diabetic. I just can’t give them up, though. I love sweets, and I get grumpy if I can’t have them. I just need to learn to be moderate with them. Because, you know, when I eat too many carbs, I pay for it with pain in my feet. That thing right there makes me try to do better. I don’t always achieve the level of moderation I am striving for, but I do try.
We quit buying ice cream, and most cookies. No donuts, and no chocolate cake. My nemesis lately has been cream horns. Who can walk away from those things?
So, my lab results:
A1C: 7.3 up. Not up by much, but still UP.Three months ago it was 6.1. I have to work on that.
Cholesterol: 63 down. In January it was over 160, so it is down a lot. I started taking Atorvastatin 10 mg. I will continue to take it. My doctor was very pleased with this. So was I.
Weight: UP by 3 pounds. Not telling you how much total. Ladies don’t. HA! Gotta get that down for sure.
Exercise: None to speak of. I need to get back to doing something, even if it is only walking for five minutes.
We discussed the pain in my feet, and decided that it is not bad enough to add another medication yet. We’ll just monitor it, and hope that I can get my sugar levels consistently low enough that I don’t have the pain.
And last, the doctor increased my insulin dosage. Now, instead of 10 units before each meal, I am to take 10 units before breakfast; 14 units before lunch; and 18 units before dinner. We will see how my lab results reflect that increased dosage three months from now.
Do you have diabetes? If so, how are your numbers? Do you have any complications, like neuropathy? Do you take insulin? What are you doing to get your numbers down?
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