I quickly talked about my most recent A1C yesterday and mentioned how I really don’t care about it. During my endo visit last week, my doctor told me my A1C and I said, “ok, I figured that, what were my triglycerides because that’s what I care about?”
Luckily, I have been able to establish a relationship with my doctor that I can dictate the direction of my appointment like this. Now, why was I so concerned about the triglycerides? Well, earlier this year, they number was around 450. I didn’t know much about this number, but I knew it was supposed to be about 150. My doctor was very concerned and she said that these were heart attack numbers and put me on medication and told me I have to start eating better and going to the gym.
Well, after a month of going to the gym, eating better (most of the time) and being on medication, I was able to bring my number down to 112. I was extremely happy with this result. This, to me, is so much more important than what my A1C is. Same goes with the cholesterol numbers. Those also came back as close to perfect as they can. They were within the goal range that we set, and I like to keep it that way.
My lab results for a few straight visits were not coming back with the ranges that I was hoping for and I was anti-medication. Then during one visit my doctor explained it like this. My body is at a disadvantage of my diabetes. So, why not level the playing field with medication? That is why I am still on a cholesterol pill even though my cholesterol numbers are within a great range.
Making the decision to start taking medication and getting over my anti-medication, I can do this myself attitude, was the best thing for me.
Well, here’s to another successful round of labs in 3-4 months.