I finally had my 3 month checkup this week. My true test of how “well” I’ve been managing my diabetes for the last 3 months. My weight was down almost 10 lbs, my blood pressure was pretty good (even though I am not good at all about remembering to take my pills – something else I am working on.) After standing over the A1C meter in my doctor’s office, listening to the loud ticking of the clock in the room… counting down the 2 minutes till the result was displayed, I finally received my true report card.
Drumroll please …….
My A1C had gone from 7.9 in December to 6.9! Now, that is a great number. And I am very proud of it. But I had a lot of unintentional hypo’s that led to that number. There were many nights of waking up in drenching sweats. Of eating my pb bread and drinking juice before bed. Lots of glucose tabs.
Don’t get me wrong, though, I am very happy to be back in the 6s. I can’t even remember, honestly, when I was below a 7. I just need to now figure out how to stay there, and avoid so many low’s!
My endo made some adjustments to my basals rates and my carb ratios, so we’ll see how well that works. The first day was not so great. I was fine in the morning, and then spent all afternoon trying to come down from the 250s. My poor Medtronic CGM was getting a workout, beeping at me all afternoon. “High Predicted”. The alarms are great. They’ve actually caught several high’s and low’s for me, before I knew they were coming. But it’s not fun when I’m in a meeting, or standing at someone’s desk, and constantly get reminded “Hey, lady! Can you please get your blood sugar under control??” And it makes for a very long afternoon when it’s all I can do to keep my eyes open. I feel like I wore out a path from the water cooler back to my desk. I ended up taking 3 correction boluses, and by bedtime I was back to normal. Today will be a better day! 🙂