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So following my most recent check up with my physician, I realized that I have not been maintaining my Blood Glucose levels well. My A1C, which was below 7%, has increased to 8%. I partially attribute this to travelling internationally and not having been given any guidance from my Doctor, despite having told her prior to each trip.
So now, I have begun to think 1) maybe I should find new Dr. that is a bit more willing to spend a bit of extra time with me prior to overseas travel and 2) maybe I should think about switching to an insulin pump.
A little background is that I was diagnosed “Type-1” right before Thanksgiving during my final semester of college, at the age of 22. I got lucky, my then Doctor had decided to run my blood work prior to putting me back on some medicine that I’d already been previously. He noticed what he thought was abnormally high blood glucose results and had a nurse call me to see if I’d eaten just prior to my afternoon appointment….I hadn’t, in fact I hadn’t eaten anything since dinner the evening before. My Doctor then sent me the next day to have the official testing performed and then straight to an Endocrinologist, Dietician, and Nutritionist.
I’m now 28 with a full time profession which requires me to travel frequently and internationally. Would an insulin pump be a change for the better or should I just stick with my pens?