Today’s post, although later is about the results from my endo appointment today. I just came home from football practice a little bit ago, so that is why it is such a late post tonight. But anywho, onto the appointment. A diabetic’s mandatory meeting.
I was actually on time so that started out well. I handed my pump and my meter to the receptionist so they could pull the numbers off of the two. For some reason, my meter decided that it didn’t want to work anymore and wouldn’t give the readings so they were going to give me a new Freestyle Lite meter. I told them to just keep it because I have plenty of meters at home, leave it for somebody that needs one. [Plus didn’t know if I’d have to report that to the FTC also 🙂 ]
Next up was the blood pressure. If you recall from my last endo appointment, my blood pressure was a little high, 140/80. I was very stressed out that day and was running around like crazy before the appointment. Today I wasn’t stressed at all, it was a perfectly fine day. My blood pressure was 122/70, perfect. So there was nothing to worry about with that. For some reason they weighed me after the blood pressure. The scale at their office is always about a 10 pound difference then any other scale I step on. Their scale last time said 254 when mine at home said about 244. Today, their scale said 246. So even though I’m not that heavy, I am obviously losing some weight.
As I explained recently, I have had a month full of highs and was trying to figure out why that was happening. I discussed it with the doc today and we both agreed on all the possible reasons that I mentioned. Probably a site issue. We eliminated those highs so we could see patterns in normal days. Overall, the sugars were pretty damn good. Just those few high days did it to me. Like usual my sugars overnight are killing me, literally! We increased my basal rate during the late night / early morning hours to 1.8 and kept the rest of them at 2.2 – 2.4 depending on the time of day. We also increased my carb ratio to 1 unit of insulin for every 4 carbs at night time and kept it at 5 carbs the rest of the day.
I felt very good after leaving today’s visit. Things are going good and somethings are getting even better. My goal for next month’s A1C is to have it below 7. I have busted my butt exercising and eating better to do this, but I can’t stop now I have to continue. Well, next appointment isn’t until end of November, so I’ll update you again after that appointment.