Wednesday, February 27, 2019

I wasn't expecting that!

I don't even know how this is possible, but my A1C came down! 
That's right, in just a month it dropped from 7.3 to 6.7!  Don't ask me how because I have no clue, but I must be doing something right!

I of course had to explain why I didn't want Tresiba, or a pump, or blah blah blah.  I am probably going to need a new Dexcom (G5?) once my receiver dies.  But I don't need all the bells and whistles and all the issues that come with medical devices that deliver insulin when syringes do the job just fine. 

I am going to get some R and start using that to help cover my food so I have some smoother lines.  That's my next goal...ironing everything out.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Thyroid labs and another diabetes appointment coming up

It's been a little while since my last entry and I've been busy with work, PT twice a week, video games, and running a household.  I got my thyroid labs back today with a new prescription change.

Apparently, my Free T3 is too high so we're cutting my dose back to 90mg a day...hopefully that will help.  Also, my Antibody levels have come down some more!  Yay!  (remember how they were 610 when I was diagnosed?)
DateLabTSHFree T3Free T4Reverse T3TPO AntibodiesRX
February 11, 2019Seasons0.015.11.3
Armour 90mg/day
December 15, 2018Seasons0.0220.916.933
Armour 60mg twice a day

I have an appointment with Carrie on Wednesday, but I'm not expecting it to go well.  MySugr has my estimated A1C at 6.9% (it dipped down to 6.8 for a day and then went back up).  They're averaging about 150.  I'm just struggling to get my numbers down.  I am NOT trying Tresiba, and I'm about ready to try a different NP.