Today I want to share some encouraging personal news with all of you.
First of all I finally found myself a proper diabetes clinic (since I ve been diagnosed last summer, I was sort of improvising with my GP and sometimes seeing a diabetes specialist who coincidentally is a friend of the family but not officially treating patients anymore)
I cant tell you what a difference it made for me today to walk into a proper diabetes care clinic for the first time where everybody knew what they were doing, asking the right questions and giving the right advice. All my questions were answered patiently by what seems to be a very good specialist as well as some great nurses, whatever issue I raised they were one step ahead of me helping with answers. This is the kind of care every pwd deserves!
Then the big surprise, (actually a little too good to be true since I ve seen some definitely higher numbers for the last 3 months than before, but who knows, maybe their machines are off a little or something, or I overestimated my highs), anyway, my A1c was tested and it came out 5.2!!
Best one so far, and the endo was particularly pleased because as he looked at a print out of my "curve" from my metre readings, he noticed that there werent ANY lows. ( I am going to brag and repeat what he said: "Sensational control".
Today is a good day. Today is a GREAT day.
Only 9 months into this challenging new life, but right now I feel I got the D by the balls and I am convinced that had I not found this forum with all you wonderful people supporting one another, answering every little question of mine about pretty much anything diabetes related that came into my head I would not be feeling this way right now and a A1c to back up that feeling. I know it will get harder again, I know the numbers arent everything, but right now all I am is happy and positive and... whooohhoooooooooooooo!!
You guys rock! I rock! ;-)
Zippity doo dah, that's GREAT news! Congrats to you!! :)
You indeed do rock!! Congrats on the great A1C. Also on finding the great Diabetes care. I couldn't even imagine what it would be like having providers who were one step ahead of me, heck even ones who spoke the same language would be awesome!
Congrats on coming such a long way in a relatively short time!
With the uneven quality of care reported around here, from great to horrible, I think it is incumbent on all of us to be well informed about our condition. This way we can know if our care providers are giving us good care or not. tuD is the best place to gain this type of knowledge IMHO.
Congratulations on your success, you have a right to be proud of your accomplishment, we all know the hard work and attention to detail required to attain excellent H1C's.
Here's wishing you many more stellar H1c's!
Good for you! Wish I'd had access to a clinic like that early on. Congrats on those excellent numbers. There's nothing so motivating as positive results!
Way to go!! May you have many, many visits like this one.
WOOT!! Thanks for sharing the success, as well as the challenges! You clearly HAVE taken D by the... horns :) WELL DONE!
awe to the some! fabulous.
Wow!! That's awesome! Great job getting great results!! Sensational indeed!!
It's all too often that we must accept bad readings and just try to respond appropriately and move on. Celebrating the victories is just as important as persistent efforts! Congrats.
Your highness---Very Great Job. Should really boast you up! Congrats.
This is both such great news for you, but I am sure will give many people hope that they too can find such a great place. We all deserve it. Thanks for letting us know!