Doctor's appointments seem to come in droves. I think I've had 6 in the past couple weeks alone. It's good to get it all out of the way for awhile. This body of mine is high maintenance y'all. Half my face is numb tonight from the dentist but my teeth are fixed. I am booked to have laser eye surgery in a couple months and then my eyes will be fixed. Lastly, endo stress is over with for a couple months. If only they could fix my useless pancreas.
I'm about to admit something that makes me a mis-behaved diabetic. I don't give a flying shit about fasting for my quarterly blood work. *GASP*. If I have a low at any point in the evening or during the night I still go in the morning. I put back a big fat coffee too. With cream. I save my breakfast till after, that's about all. Call it rebellious, I really don't care. It's enough of a thorn in my side (a needle in my vein?) to even get fasting blood work without it totally screwing up my work schedule. So fuck it.
The rest of the appointment was totally uneventful which was nice. All the rest of my lab results came back great. My cholesterol, for the first time since being diagnosed, was in the normal range. Thank you diabetes for the high cholesterol requiring the use of more life-long statins.
For those on ADP (Assisted Devices Program) I did find a bit more out. See, I receive a cheque from the government every 3 months for pump supplies. I didn't know how long I would be bumping around with MDI so I took my recent cheque and bought more pump supplies. I've got a really big pile of supplies now. I'm thinking I should sell them on the black market. Vials of insulin? Surely those could go for a few bucks. Any way... he told me to keep doing what I'm doing and buying pump supplies with them. When I decide that MDI is semi-permanent or permanent for me I simply notify the government to put a hold on my cheques. He said if I choose to go back on the pump he will fill out an application but I don't have to go through the whole rigmarole process like in the beginning.
Hey, pssst... get your pump supplies here! ahem, just kidding. Maybe. No really, uhm.
SO... that sexy new A1C may not be entirely accurate. I was 6.5% 3 months ago but switched to MDI 2 months ago. With all the adjusting I've had quite the many lows. I'm kind of aggressive with my insulin. Just the other night I had 3 lows in one evening followed by waking up every other hour low all night long. I digress, that doesn't happen all the time. It's a work in progress but yes, 6.4% reflects a lot of lows I'm sure. I could get really used to that number though.
The only thing bothering me is my weight. I don't feel fat. I don't think I look fat either but the scale screams something different. I'm hiding some seriously heavy stuff but I don't know where it is! I don't know how it's possible but I can't ignore that number, can I? My body has changed a lot in the past few months. The lack of stress from no longer being on Team Novo Nazi has bode me well. I lost stress weight or re-distributed it or something. I'm confused. Have I got iron bones or something? I'm well aware that having a lower A1C for about 6 months means weight gain is imminent. Plus the lows. I just don't know where I'm hiding it because I don't SEE it.