Wednesday, September 26, 2007

My endo appointment was somewhat productive. My A1c was 7.1. Last time was 7.0. I've been shooting for under 7%, and I'm just not there yet. We fiddled with some basal rates, and changed some insulin to carb rations. I'm still working on it, and it continues to be a struggle, that to be honest, I don't always feel like fighting.
I still don't have my lab work back, meaning I still don't know if my thyroid is working normally, or anything else that they were checking. I'm a little frustrated, although I figure if it has taken this long to get back to me, they must be normal.
Next week, I take one very large, nerve-wracking step. I go on a trial run of Minimed's Guardian CGMS. My doctor's office has a unit that they lend out for a month or so at a time. My doctor really pushed me to try it, saying that he would be more than willing to help me fight my insurance company if it was something I was interested in. I am still not that sold on the idea of wearing two different sites on my body. But then, there are those nights that I wake up at 36mg/dL and terrified, that make me think it would be more than worth it. I think the warranty on my Cozmo runs out next summer, so maybe this will be one of the deciding factors for it I stick with them, or look at a Minimed again. Although I've had MAJOR issues with Minimed, the technology that they are offering right now is ahead of that of Cozmo. Believe me, it pains me to say that.
So as of next week, I'll be hooked up to 2 machines 24/7. I'll be sure to tell you what I think. Any advice?

4 comments:

Amylia said...

Don't beat yourself up. My last A1C was also 7.1. It stings a little when we want 6 or 5, but it's progress not perfection. No advice but to say good for you for going above your fears to try to CGMS. I'm curious about how it'll work for you. Good luck!

Kevin said...

I totally feel your pain. I struggled my ass off to get below 7.0 for more than a year. And then when my last A1c came back as a 6.9 it was totally anticlimactic because it didn't make any sense relative to my average blood sugars.

Hang in there, though. A 7.0 and a 7.1 are still excellent readings, and you should be proud of yourself for them.

Anonymous said...

Good luck with your CGMS trial. Also, thank you so much for adding the WDD banner to your site. I am unbelievably appreciate for your help and support.

Take care,
Stephanie Tanner
steph.tanner@idf.org

Anonymous said...

On the subject of guardian etc I am a badly controlled type two , subject to quite high highs , but generally not many lows : i inserted the sensor at 8:00 PM and went live at 3:45AM (Couldn't sleep) I was at 380 (eek) , but have dropped to 206 (with insulin and glyberide ~metformin)Had a salad and a byetta shot for lunch.The trend info on this is great I had a latte at 10AM and over the next hr my BG rose 45 points. I am getting giddy waiting for the next reading @2:00PM to see if I can move my BG under 200 Cause and effect ~ gotta love it