The Endo Song & Dance
This wasn't a horrible visit with Dr. P, just really didn't change anything and reinforced my mindset that I must continue on the path to better management. Same ole' Endo Song and Dance.
We had a blood work discussion. Recapped the past months, and my readings. Slight basal and meal bolus changes to adjust the rollercoastering and some Lows that have popped up periodically. She also made a point to make sure I understand how to carb count accurately.. (yes, Dr. P., I've been doing it for a decade now. Why not better??? You try it for a quick never-ending 10-year stretch and thencome talk with me about your lapses).
One of my main issues has always been keeping an up-to-date Log. Mostly with Dr. P, the issue has been my slacking in sending the weekly fax of written blood sugar logs - necessary because her office uses one common form in order to provide consistency among patients. That can be annoying and inconvienent, so I've lacked in doing that as regularly as I should. That doesn't capture her approval, though. So I'm going to do better, and take advantage of using the Minimed Carelink system that her office now can sync up with.
For the most part, routine. Was told the A1C was the same as in August - 8.8%. That was frustrating, as I'd expected it to at least drop a little bit. Suzi made a good point afterward that at least it didn't go up, and I had to agree on that point. Unfortunately, that turned out to not be the case - got a call Friday morning to go over the lab results that had come in, and aside from thyroid issues not being where they should be, I was informed that my A1C was actually 8.9. It had gone up a tenth of a percentage point. Basically unchanged, but still IT HAD GONE UP.
That sucks. Real bummer. But, at least, it offers motivation to do better.
So, there's no rest for the weary, so my quest for constant control continues. That leaves little time or will power at the moment for humor, cuteness, cleverness, or creativity.
However, to not leave anyone hanging and to help brighten the mood: I'll leave you with some gems from my carb-counting and basal-calculating co-horts in Diabetes Online Community.
We have All The Diabetics. We have the Diabetic's Rap.
Then there's this, which I'd say is one of the best out there: From Amy's DiabetesMine, who honors the timely March 2 birthday anniversary of Dr. Seuss. All I know is, this is AWEsome and deserves mention here within The D-Corner Booth.
I do not like it one little bit. Still, I’m glad to LIVE with it.