Not sure now. I just did the stress echo test, had ultrasound of carotid and jugulars yesterday and head CT to make sure everything is ok. CBC was ok, A1C 5.0 may be perhaps a shade low for the docs, cholesterol 146 (44 TGD/ 55 HDL/ 82 LDL/ 9 VLDL). Endo ass't seemed a bit jazzed up, either b/c I reported zonking out or b/c of the string of 40s all day before freaking out (CGM was not reporting accurately, perhaps until it went < 40?) so her ass't was like "you need to see her tomorrow" so we'll see what she has to say. Maybe my "why do I need to see her?" strategy set off the ass't? I don't want to upset the goose that lays prescriptions! I also called for a cardio recommendation.
The stress echo team were like " we can't tell you anything but if we let you leave it's good". I feel like a slacker b/c I only ran like 9 miles last week, after the Mothers Day debacle. And a couple of bike rides but the weather mostly has sucked. Maybe I'll go get "dummies guide to heart problems" or something like that
Thanks for the invite, Onesaint! If I ever figure out how to post a CGM graph, I shall do so (my home computer is a Mac, which isn't currently compatible with Carelink, so I have to use my temperamental work computer). Your cauliflower goulash recipe looks yummy ... I'm thinking dinner tomorrow! Hope you're having a flat day. :)
Hmmm no success w/ Endo, she is off until Monday, when the tests begin, although it's right next door to her office so perhaps I should just stop by? Staff had utterly no idea what I was talking about "what are your blood sugars" and my "well, it's more complicated than that" did not seem to entice them to call the doc. I got a recommendation for a cardiologist but none of the cardiologists have any mention of endocrine concerns or whatever. My mom's cousin is a professor involved w/ cardiology but I probably will just do the test. I would like to get the heart rate out of whack, so it will be in the records b/c none of these people seem inclined to believe anything you tell them unless it's on an official test?
The odd heartbeat, or something similar, rematerialized on Tuesday under somewhat different conditions, I'd only run about 2.5 miles but felt gassed, BG ok according to the CGM but I felt the odd beat in the veins in my neck. Not the most reliable but, w/ the GP having explained the EKG, it was *there* again. I was like "well, at least it's not the BG" but figured I should test so I went upstairs and, sure enough, it was 45. I'd had a very small CB (.2U) beforehand as I was @ 120 and I didn't want to spike but it was wierd that the hypo again seemed to fritz out the heart?
Re the marathon, I have negotiated MrsAcidRock down from "you shouldn't run the marathon" to "you shouldn't run 10 miles when you are busy" which, if you *read the blog* was part of the problem on Sunday? I'm hoping I talk to the endo rather than her staff tomorrow and perhaps make some steps towards the next step. Of course, if she says "nah, that's no big deal", maybe I can blow off the tests?
The thing is though that I think I reproduced the odd heartbeat in conjunction w/ low BG. Maybe if I bring a huge bag of Jelly Beans, they'll let me go? I kept forgetting to call the endo to see what she thinks about all this (besides, of course, for the obvious need for psych meds...) but left her a message today, at like 3:57, 3 minutes before they closed. Tomorrow, i will try running some more but will make sure my BG is higher and leveler before I "blast off" and see if my heart does anything.
I am not sure when I'll find out. The tests were a PITA (low carb...) to schedule but are set for Monday (CT head / CT neck) and Tuesday (echo cardiogram, echo CT or something like that, everyone calls it stomething different. I am looking forward to it as it involves a treadmill. I have two possibilities, do it 'straight', w/ ok BG and I may not get the heart arrythmia or run in w/ low bg and well, all hell might break loose...
Somewhere in all this, I'll drop off some blood for a CBC too, including, you guessed it, an A1C!! I have started a blog about this that includes perhaps more details re the saga but, as I observed before, no one reads the blogs?
I am glad that worked for you Onesaint. That was something I remembered reading when I first joined the Dexcom group. I usually try to be very careful with calibrations but it is also hard to tell if your BS is stable for the first one since you don't have the benefit of those arrows.
Thanks for the kind words! My son has been amazing taken on D as well as he has. Thats terrific about the Expo, we be there. Any other Flatliners in socal? Danny's in Vegas isn't he? Get details to meet up later, going to my folks for M day in Redondo Beach to have to get ready quick. :) Hope your family has a wonderful day too. Emily
Sorry it's taken me so long to reply to your comment asking about the Dexcom... I just placed my first reorder for sensors... So far so good... I'm liking it for the most part but not liking the false alarms in the middle of the night! LOL... Are you on the Dexcom CGM? How are you liking it?
Ipad 2. I spend a lot of weekends in hotels and on fields during the spring/summer/fall. I have Jack Russell Terriers and we do performance events. The Ipad 2 can handle kindle as well as Border's Kobo. Guess I'll give my Kobo reader to my daughter ;)
I played with the xoom and the blackberry device and was't impressed. The Ipad is ON as soon as you press the button. Gotta say I'm impressed. I use diasend to upload my Ping - it's stored on line so no issues accessing it. Not sure what I'll do when my dex comes on Wed.,but I figure at worst I can upload a jpg weekly. I'm told that it can read ms office files but haven't tried it.
So far I've only paid or one app that I downloaded- This American Life podcasts.
Hi Onesaint. I am always happy to friend another T1 who has been at it for a while. Thanks for your kind and invigorating words as well. Some of your trends are unbelievable and motivating. I think, I want to be that guy and then try to figure out how to do it.
Thanks Onesaint. If my sensor survives the night (it has come back a couple times now but is currently doing the ???), it will have made it 3 weeks. This is the longest I have ever had a sensor last. I am happy that it made it this long. If it happens in the future though, I will try removing it.
Wow. You've been rather busy. Your view consists of a cemetary? At least they won't disturb you with excessive noise. I had some unexplained highs that weren't attributable to snacking. I think my site went bad because I changed the pod and it all got back to normal. Last night I snacked on Wheat Thins and had to do some quick math to cover. It's the salty/savory that gets me. Right after a grocery shop, there's way too much to choose from and many opportunities to make bad decisions. I'm amazed at really how disciplined I am about the snacking thing. Once I'm through my 90-day probation period, I've got a raft of appointments sheduled: internist, endo, dentist and since it will be May, my retinologist. Ah, good times!
Things in Northern California are, at last, sunny and dry. It's been massively wet. We've moved into new office space on the 35th floor of an office tower in the Financial District and now that the sun is out, the views are pretty amazing. How are things in your neck of the woods? What are you up to?
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