When things go wrong, excuses usually begin to fly. This is not only true with diabetes, but also with anything in life. So, this morning when it was time to review my latest blood work, I was going to hold myself accountable for whatever the numbers told us. I was not going to blame it on the diabetes, but my choices.
I knew going into reviewing the labs that my A1C was going to be higher and that there may be some issues with the lipid panel because of the horrible diet and forgetting what the inside of my gym looks like.
A1C was a little higher than last time, but lower than what I thought. I honestly felt that my A1C was going to be between 8.0 – 8.5 because I’ve seen the numbers on my meter and they have been bad, probably my worst 3 months in the past 5-6 years. Which is also why I knew it was time to go back onto the pump and get off of MDI. The A1C was 7.5. Not good, but better than I expected. It was 7.1 six months ago, so I obviously wanted to improve on that, but didn’t.
Everything else in the lab results was good, except for one big issue. Triglycerides.
I’ve never had an issue with my triglycerides being high because I always had some form of exercise, not intense, but would get at least an average of 15 minutes per day. My triglycerides were 455. If you know about triglycerides, then you know that’s pretty damn high. The doc was concerned about this number obviously, but as I’ve written before, we have a great relationship and she does not scold me, but provides me with the information I need to make better decisions and make improvements.
There was a side of her that wanted to put me on medication, but she knows that by giving me a warning and doing labs again in 90 days, that it will motivate me to improve that number that she feels I won’t need medication.
So, here is to holding myself accountable. No more bolusing 40-50 units for one meal. Yes, you read that right, 40-50 units for just one meal! No more just sitting on the couch watching horrible reality tv shows (my wife loves that shit!) and more of getting back to the gym, walking around the neighborhood, ANYTHING.
Here’s to lowering triglycerides