Heh. You know, last time I posted here, I really did mean to start blogging and contributing more. I guess I just disappeared instead, which seems counter-intuitive. Maybe another try will be successful!
My treatment floundered a little bit upon entering my third year of grappling with Big D (back in November). I'm due for an A1C reading, which I'm dreading just a little, since I'm pretty certain it'll bust back open the 6.0+ barrier that I've been so proud of constantly skirting underneath.
Thing is, I'm not entirely sure what the problem is. Part of it might be that I've been a little lazier with scheduling and carb counting lately, allowing myself to eat whatever I want whenever I want and shooting myself full of Novolog as a last-ditch method of making up for it all. Maybe it's just holiday stress working its way out, though. There is a method to the madness - I don't think there's been a day in the last week when my level hasn't shot up above 230 a few hours after dinner. Maybe a little post-dinner bonus bolus would help things out... I think I'll start experimenting with that tomorrow.
Meantime, I'm fretting over the cost of it all... Kaiser upped my copayment for Lantus threefold with no real explanation (I wonder if stress from that has contributed to the imbalance above - man, how appropriate would that be?). On the plus side, though, a coworker with a type 1 kid informed me that our Kaiser coverage DOES universally include a pump for anyone with diabetes. As confusing as it is that my doctor and endo never mentioned this, I'm pretty stoked! I don't mind the pen too much, but I guess someone like me who gives 7-8 injections per day could benefit from a hard line.
New years resolution: Eat more low-carb meals. We'll see if it takes.