Last week I went to my Endocrinologist Appointment…and I filled out the routine paperwork and everything, and they took my blood for my A1C Test which is my favorite part of the appointment. (no, it reeeeeallly is not)
My a1C was 7.8 ….down from 8.2 three months ago.
At least it’s coming down, right? I am working very hard now to“trust my pump” by putting in all of my blood sugars after each time I test using my FreeStyle Lite tester and Accucheck Multi-Clix poker that I love, but it’s not my sister Jackie or my mom’s favorite when they test me. Anyway, I am trusting my pump as much as I can remember and carb counting everything I eat and putting the carbs in as much as I can and I am definitely seeing a difference!
My doctor also changed my basal rates in my pump and the ratios for insulin to carbs. That is something I am afraid of changing and when he changed it last week, I feel like I have been getting very broken sleep from testing my blood sugars during the night. I know I could wear the sensor, but it hurts and has not been accurate for me, I wonder if that is something that happens to a lot of people, but when I use the sensor, it is a horrible experience and I end up very frustrated because my tester tells me what my number is, I feel totally different, and my sensor tells a whole other story. So I’ve been testing at least 3 times a night and then really early in the morning when we feed our dogs. :)
So a couple of nights ago, I was low. again. Being low at night is annoying, because most of the time, I’m not hungry and need to have a snack with juice. I had juice and my Mom and I were looking for a snack that I could have, but since I wasn’t hungry, I didn’t want a lot to eat.
We looked at English muffins and raisin bread, but that was a lot. Granola Bars were really sweet or some were too crunchy.
Then we stood in our pantry looking at the boxes of crackers, and man, all I said was, “man, that’s a lot of crackers for 21 carbs!”
Mom and I ended up making a little snack of 3 Trisquit crackers, and we split a small piece of cheese. That was the perfect late night snack, and it brought my blood sugar up just enough and I was safe during the night and woke up with my blood sugar at 125! :)