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The Appointment

January 13, 2012

I started in the lab getting blood work done.  But this of course meant getting weighed first.  The phlebotomist told me my weight was going slightly up, and I picked up my pant leg for her and showed her my winter boots.  Unfortunately weather conditions have to trump what the scale will say.  Then she had to test my blood sugar.  WHY are they always surprised when I ask to test myself.  I DO have diabetes and I DO know what I’m doing.  It’s the first time I ever fasted before an appointment and of course my BG was higher than what it normally is.  (Of course)  I went in to see my doctor, and I don’t think I ever told you guys about her, but she’s awesome.  She’s optimistic & also a realist, with a dash of laughter & understanding mixed in too.  She asked if I had any questions, which I didn’t.  It basically depended on what my A1C was.  We talked about my pump log, which is hard to interpret since I don’t input all numbers into it (if I put low BGs in it, it yells at me!).  We talked about how IF I was high before going to bed and did a correction I would wake up low in the morning, and how I would override the total bolus and do a little less, but as soon as I figured that out, diabetes changed again.  She laughed with me saying “it’s always changing on you guys!” (see, here’s the understanding)  I found out my A1C is 7.8 which is higher than September’s 7.5.  I know that 7.8 is NOT horrible.  But it’s not where I wanted it either.  I knew that it wasn’t going down, but I was hoping that it at least would have stayed the same.  We changed a few things, so hopefully this will help me.  As I was leaving she told me that she’s always there if I need to call or email, which makes me feel much better.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. REBEL permalink
    January 13, 2012 6:54 PM

    I feel like I need a new Endo like this.

  2. January 13, 2012 11:26 PM

    You WENT to the appointment. You win just for that – don’t forget!!

    Also, if you don’t want them to test your bg, try telling them that. Some endos will still make you, but I have had a few that won’t. I asked mine once why they did a finger prick in office. She said it was because sometimes it was the only test that some people with diabetes will have in months. Since it is obviously not the case with us, it is just another thing to bill the insurance for.

  3. January 15, 2012 1:49 AM

    I’m with Sara. You went to the appointment. That itself is a victory. And I hope you will take advantage of the invitation to call or email. Being in more frequent contact with my CDE has helped me tremendously.

    And I am ALWAYS high at the endo’s for that bg check!

  4. January 16, 2012 8:50 PM

    You’ve been nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award! See this post for details! http://faithsandahlphotography.wordpress.com/2012/01/16/the-versatile-blogger-award/

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