I don’t like you, your highness.

Please excuse me for a moment while I rant. It’s been a strange month or so around here. These frickin’ high blood sugars are driving me crazy.

I’ve been very lucky. Since about six months before I went on pump therapy, or about three years ago, I’ve been doing absolutely great managing the glucose. My A1c results have been super.

At my last appointment with my endocrinologist, she was concerned that I was managing things a little too well (my words, not hers), and she had me make a couple of adjustments to my basal rates. So now I have to get used to seeing numbers that are above what I would like.

That’s hard enough for me (not too hard really, but still…). But the last month or so has seen a lot of days where nearly every BG reading is higher than 180.

I don’t like it. I don’t like how it makes me feel. I hate that dry mouth, go to the loo more than usual, feeling lethargic, grab another bottle of water, wait to eat feeling.

And I really don’t like thinking about what this is doing to my future A1c result coming up in December. I mean, I know this is probably not a big deal in my overall diabetes care. But just this short time North of the Border is starting to really do a number on my psyche.

So, what to do? Well, I probably need to listen to my own advice. I’m fond of telling my fellow PWDs that yesterday is yesterday, and you can’t change it. Today is what counts, and if you can put enough good todays together, you’ve got a great future. This isn’t the end of the world, after all.

But I’m pretty mad about it right now. Better get ready, high glucose. I’m coming after you. And I’m not giving up.
 
 
 

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  • Scott E  On November 20, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    I wonder why your endo tweaked your basal rates Were you having too many lows, or was it just too close for comfort (and if the latter, whose comfort?). Personally, I see nothing wrong with getting in touch with your endo (phone, email, Carelink upload, however you do it) and saying “I tried it for a week, here’s what’s happening and I don’t like it, I’m switching back”. The doctor sees lots of patients and probably doesn’t have that same “gut feel” you have on how every little tweak will affect you.

    • StephenS  On November 20, 2012 at 12:38 pm

      All good points Scott. Basically, she looked at my A1c, looked at my Carelink data, and made a couple of minor tweaks. That was almost 3 months ago, so the last month of issues may not be related to it. But I’ll be discussing it with her on the next visit. At this point, she’s earned my respect enough for me to stick with the program until the next visit. Thanks!

  • Karen  On November 29, 2012 at 8:19 am

    Oh yuck, I feel your pain. Sometimes I feel like we can never hit that “sweet spot”, so to speak. Get your A1C where you want it and too many lows become a problem. Go after those lows, and you are running higher than you would like. It can feel discouraging sometimes. I hope you and your endo can find a nice middle-ground at your appointment next month!!

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