So, I got my A1c to a 6.9 this month and feel good about that, but at the same time...
My insurance won't cover a Revel, I have a 2500.00 DME cap. So I have been fighting this for months...and could have been on one for the past month if not for this issue.
My cotton wool spots have increased a lot. I have gone to two eye doctors who sympathise but can't do anything about them. So I have to just accept these I guess.
Anytime I get a high, they seem to happen, which is much more frequent then they used to be...once in a month or so.
My stress levels have gone up.
I have taken about 20 blood sugars a day and cut out carbs, cofee, drinking beer and anything else that might add to high blood sugars...yet it takes me 50% of my day to really maintain myself.
I have had T1 for 33 years and I am not bad off, by any means but its hard to put so much work in to this and not see much payoff. Its affecting my day to day, my significant other, and my stress level.
I have to ask myself if I was better off with how I did things before, and A1c of 8 and less fluctuations from trying to keep the average lower. I think I need to be on pump again and a cgm, but it seems insurance does not see that to be the case,
I am walking on a razor edge it seem to just get by. Any high or low and my eyes suffer damage...minor damage in the grande scheme , but not something I want at 37. Moderate NPDR is enough for me thanks.
Sorry just burnt out I guess.