Thursday, August 14, 2008

The numbers look excellent.

Or at least that's what my doctor thinks.

I had an endo appointment this morning, and everything seems to be looking good. A1c is holding steady at 6.9%. My meter averages look okay, although they could be a bit better. I've lost 3 pounds. I'm cutting back late night/early morning basal rates to avoid overnight lows and borderline wake up numbers like the pesky 78mg/dL that has greeted me almost every morning this week. I'm going to start using Symlin again at a lower dosage, but if it causes the same problems I'll stop. As we walked out of the office I thought to myself, "I'm pretty good at this whole diabetes thing." After the years of terrible doctors in the beginning of my life with Diabetes, I never thought that I would be able to achieve what I have. I have had 3 consecutive A1c's under 7%, and I usually walk out of my appointments with a smile. Although my management is solely my responsibility, I did not do this all on my own. The DOC has played a huge role in my ability to achieve what I have in the past year. Thank you so much!

My next appointment is in November, and I hope by then I'll be able to share an even better A1c report. I'm aiming to get closer to 6.5%, and with your help I know anything is possible.

PS.
I apologize for such scattered posting these past few months, I haven't had much to say. Although I have not been commenting, I have been reading a lot of DOC blogs. I hope everyone is well! I'll be back soon. Who knows, I might even jump on the vlog bandwagon just to switch things up...

9 comments:

Scott K. Johnson said...

Great to hear from you Jillian!

k2 said...

Jillina -
You are a ROCKSTAR!
k2

Colleen said...

I'm impressed - great job, Jillian!

Scott said...

Congratulations on great numbers! Always great to have someone in the OC report good news!

asskeeper said...

Jillian,
Awesome job.
Wendy

Naomi said...

I think we're on a pretty similar endo visit schedule! Way to go on the A1c!

Sorry I missed you at the quilt. Work interfered, which is a horrible excuse. My participation in all things blogish have been spotty as well, but that's summer for you.

What are your school plans for fall?

makingthechoice said...

congratulations jillian, that is such a great number!!

Jess said...

Sweet job on the A1c!! Takes work. And don't worry about the posts, if you ever post less than I do, then you might think about posting a little more. ;)

Donna said...

Sorry I'm late. Congrats on the great numbers!