Ok. I saw my endo yesterday and to say that I am not filled with dread when I do this - well, that would be a complete lie. I think I have the best endo in the world - he actually talks to me and is encouraging and often, my doctor visits last about 30 minutes, when before, I was out in about 15 minutes or so with my other doctor. (Anyone in the Dallas area - Jonathan Leffert is the best endo in the world)!
But, I digress. I got my A1C done on Tuesday, the day before my appointment. My last one was a 8.9 - not good at all, but considering this time last year I was a 14 - great improvement. I had purposely gotten the test done a day before my appointment so that my doctor would get it AFTER my 9:40 appointment. No such luck. As soon as he downloaded my bs's, his nurse walked in and placed the Quest Lab form on his desk.
Imagine my surprise when he said "Your A1c is a 7.8". I was floored, speechless and grinning like an idiot. I know that is not great, but for me, it was phenomenal! Even though I'm still experiencing some complications from my diabetes (I have to do the 24 Hour Pee Test - if you've never done it, it's a pain) because of some potential damage to my kidneys and I am having laser surgery again on Friday, but a small glimmer of "yes, I CAN control this" crept into me on yesterday.