woohoooo!!!! i got my a1c results back. it went from a 14 to a 7.3. yes i know that the 7.3 is high, but i'm pretty pleased with it. the 14 was when i was in hospital with dka, so i guess 7.3 isn't that great. but i'm going to keep on trying to inch it down to a lower number.
Thanks a lot Scott for the warm welcome:) I am excited to have found the site! I like TuDiabetes as well. I think the best way to take care of oneself is to commune w/ like souls. Take care and I look forward to chatting!
Ohhhhhh I think my BG's just spiked up with that DELICIOIUS picture of chocolate. Hope it's not the sugar free stuff - yuck - only the best for me!!! Did you notice one of the squares missing - gulp - gone. BTW, I haven't heard Kate Bush in a few years - here I am - not supposed to be online - and now - can't drag myself away as she sings away.
I spent only 36 hours in the icu, and then I was bumped down to a regular room for another 4 days, can we say boring??? My first endocrinologist sent me home on 35 of lantus and 12 of novalog with every meal. I was hitting major lows 4-5 times a day, and waking up with it consistently under 60. It was so frustrating, because no matter how many times I talked to her, she wouldn't change my lantus. I finally got in to see a much much better dr, and she dropped the lantus down to 10 a day! what a difference!! I spent so much time low though, that I'm more comfortable with that and going high really freaks me out. I'm pretty sure that my honeymoon is coming to an end because all of my readings are creeping up, I used to never see numbers over 100 and now i rarely see anything under 100. but we'll see what's what with my next c-peptide. I think how I started this life, with all the lows is part of why it's taking me a bit longer to adjust. Oh well it could be worse :)
Scott, you're right we're pretty close timewise with the diagnosis. I spent two weeks in dka before I went into the hospital and was diagnosed, I just thought i had the death flu. It's been a lot more difficult then I initially expected to get used to this new lifestyle, so I hope that your transition has been easier! today was 7 weeks for me but doesn't it feel like it's been so much longer?
You've found a great place for help. The diabetics here on TuD run the full gamut. You have everything from brand spanky "newbies" to true vets who have lived successfully with the big "D" for over 60 years. I know you'll learn something new from each and everyone you meet. Ask questions. Whatever comes to mind. You can use your "Inbox" to send a note to all of your friends, so be sure to do that. Use the info you gain to work closely with your doctor and before you know it you'll feel like a vet yourself.
Hey Scott....don't get spooked by it all; just take it moment by moment...soon you'll be an old pro! The saying goes "Can't see the forest for the trees"...but I think it's the other way around for us ...when you're first dx, you're overwhelmed, and you can't seem to see the one lousy tree for the forest!!!
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