Endo Update

I was so nervous about my Endo appointment last week (as usual.) I got there and weighed in – that part is never fun – and it wasn’t as bad as I thought (although not as good as I’d like, obviously.)   And then we go back into the room so the nurse can take my vitals.

I admittedly do not always take my BP and thyroid meds as regularly as I should. In fact, I usually remember a week or so before my appt :/ but it’s usually not in time for the numbers to reflect it so I am usually high – running around 142/82.   This time I was 132/82. Still “high” but better than “usual”.  (I have been better about taking them the past few days.  Still saying I’m a work in progress.)

He did tell me that my cholesterol was high.  The LDL was twice as high as he said he’d like to see it. 😦 I’m going to make a concerted effort to work on that – sooner than later. That’s not something to mess around with for anyone, but especially not for someone with diabetes. 😦

My last A1C was 6.9 which was down from 7.9 three months prior. I thought for SURE that it’d have crept back up because I haven’t been doing as well as I thought ….. So you can imagine my shock when he wrote down 6.7.  Whaaaaa?  How does that happen?   But whatever, I’ll take it!!

And another bonus – he didn’t draw blood this time.  Woot woot.

So all in all, I had a great appointment. Obviously there are areas that need improvement… but I’ll take my successes where I can get them. 🙂


About Shannon

I am a wife, a mommy, and a Type 1 diabetic (since '92.) I have had two successful pregnancies - one of which was with twins. I wear an insulin pump- - off and on for 17 years; currently on the Medtronic pump and CGM. I am not a medical professional, nor am I giving medical advice. I am just sharing my day to day stories of someone who lives with this disease every day. My ultimate goal is to raise awareness.
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1 Response to Endo Update

  1. Scott E says:

    Nice job Shannon! All numbers trending in the direction they should be. Don’t fear the endo!

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