After more than 20 years of diabetes, you would think I’m used to this feeling. The uncertainty of sitting in the doctor’s office waiting for the result of my a1c every three months. No. Never. I still don’t like the days I go to my endocrinologist and they poke my finger for this test result.
I know people have told me that it’s just a number, going to the doctor is more than your a1c, it’s not all that matters, and that helps me keep this in perspective. But seeing it at 7.8 this time was disappointing and I guess I was wishing for it to be better. I’ve been having a lot of trouble with my pump sites, sometimes forgetting to bolus for dinner, and I know basal rates are a bit questionable/not quite right in the morning. But thanks to my wonderful endocrinologist who changed my pump settings, it’s making a difference in my blood sugars! Yay Insulin Pumps! These next three months will be better!
I’m also looking into getting back on the MedtronicCGM sensor and getting my blood sugar back in control. Hopefully by next time, my a1c will be 7.0 or lower! I’m going to try to stay positive! :)
At least the CareLink USB now works on Apple computers using Firefox!
Here’s to the next few days of 2 hour tests to check my basal rates! :-)