My numbers have been great. With the new insertion sets, my BG average is slowly coming back to normal. But now I'm faced with something completely different.
I'm exhausted. I have a whole load of symptoms, but mainly I'm exhausted. I'm falling asleep every couple hours. The doctor is kind of baffled. They drew blood (four times!) on Tuesday, and their main concern is with my kidneys. I've had protein in my urine for a few years before I was diagnosed. We used to see a kidney specialist. He told me I had a condition where my kidney just leaks protein. Because I didn't have any other conditions, I was off the hook.
And then diabetes had to enter my life. We sort of forgot about my kidney stuff for a while. And now we're starting there again. The blood results, which aren't in yet, are going to my endo at Children's so they can work with a kidney person at Children's also. In the meantime, I'm doing "homebound instruction" from school. It sounds like home arrest.
I know protein in urine can happen when you've had poorly managed diabetes for years. But I've had diabetes for a year. And my a1c is 6.9! I don't know what to think. And until the results come back with a game plan, I'm stuck on home arrest and naps every two hours.
On another note, I looked under my bed last night. I have a loft-like bed with a crawl space underneath. What a disaster! There was an endless amount of test strips from midnight and 2am testing. Two or three pump tubes and insulin reservoirs (new- I think the cats stole them!) A numerous supply of empty test strip bottles. 5 empty juice boxes and 2 tubes of glucose tabs. Not to mention, quite a few unmatched socks and maybe 10 long lost books.
All of this is because the back of my bed is a ledge where I store juice, tabs, my meter and anything else I might need in the middle of the night. Oh, and the bell (I worry that I'll be low and unable to talk, so the bell is there if, as my mom says, "I don't have something to throw at the door, such as a lamp." Although the cats have taken a liking to hitting the bell, which I then have to explain to my parents when they come over, juice in hand.).
Before we settled with the Sure-T infusion sets (after a month or two of broken quick sets), we tried the Silhouette.
The needle was realllllly long. Scary long. I wasn't about to attempt it, so it was up to my mom, who was also nervous.
We prepared it and prepped my skin.
Mom- murmering "Glide...glide....glide..." (this is what the educator kept saying to us when explaining them)
Sloane- "umm.. I'm really scared."
Mom- "Well I am, too!!"
Then we attempted insertion.
Sloane- (it was really painful and felt much longer than it looked, which was very long) "You just hit my LIVER!"
It worked, but we just went back to the Sure-T which takes 3 seconds to insert, which I can do myself and I don't even feel.
It should be a really hectic week coming up, test results, attempting going to orchestra because it's mandatory, and so much more.