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I'm a glass-half-full type of girl. I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, grave's disease and celiac disease in 2010 and life-altering allergies in 2013. I believe having a positive attitude is the only way to live with dis-ease. I also believe that life doesn't have to be PERFECT for it to be WONDERFUL. Dis-ease is expensive, so I live a frugal yet healthy lifestyle. This is just my blog; my day-to-day story.

Thursday, July 14, 2011


Today was filled with appointments. I scheduled as many of them as I could in one day to get them over with. This morning started out with a check up with my primary care doc. Quite possibly the nicest, most sincere, genuine doctor I've ever met. He even asked me how my social life has been handling all the medical diagnoses (fair to partly cloudy). He asked me how I've been sleeping (would be better if I wasn't checking my BG at all hours of the night). He actually PRESCRIBED me to have more fun with friends throughout the week. Not in a funny way, either. He was genuinely serious and scheduled an appointment for August for me to follow up with him to make sure my social life (read: emotional health) has improved. Defensive, I told him I DO have fun... I have my t.v. shows that I watch, I go for run/walks with the dog, I'm reading like 7 books simutaneously and I even told him about my new Kitchen Aid mixer. And then I heard myself talking and made myself a loser sign with my hands. His prescription was well-taken, and he also sent me on my way with a new Rx for a mild sedative to help me sleep.

Next visit was 2 hours later, with one of my endos. Let's get this right out of the way, my A1c was..... 6.1! Hurray! During the appointment, he decided it would be best to scale back on the daytime basal rate, to help prevent the lows I've been having in the afternoons. I gave him my spreadsheets of bg readings, food logs, a print off of my PDM settings, and a page of things I've noticed with my bg over the past 2 weeks. Overall, he said he rarely sees diabetics who have as tight of control over their bg readings as I and that he has no other suggestions except to lighten up a bit with the control (read: CALM DOWN, WOMAN! QUIT WITH THE TYPE A CRAZY BEHAVIOR! LIVE YOUR LIFE!) Okay, I see a theme here goin' on with the doctors. Point well taken.

The final visit of the day was the dreaded eye exam. I don't like getting my eyes dilated. The eye doctor looked over my medical history and then said to me "Somebody has an auto-immune problem," Yeah, no sh* buddy. Good eye. (ha). The eye exam was over 2 hours long. In the end, yes, I still should be wearing reading glasses, yes my Rx has changed a bit and I should get a new pair of glasses, but the great news is I am showing no further signs of eye damage. The blood vessels in my eyeballs are lookin good! Yay!

After the appointment, I hadn't eaten since breakfast and it was now after 8pm. My bg was hollering at me heyyyy, I'm hunnngggrrry. I stopped off at the grocery co-op and picked up some brown rice tortillas and a german chocolate cupcake. I came home and made some baked chicken, chopped it up and threw it in the brown rice tortilla with some avocado and some mayo and chowed down.

Now I'm just staring down the cupcake. It's fate is sealed.

On another note, how has everyone else's A1c's been doing? We're family here; no judgment. YOU ARE IN A SAFE PLACE! Got anything else on your mind today? DM questions/concerns, Celiac questions/concerns. Feel free to bring anything you want forward.

1 comment:

  1. Haven't had my daughter's a1c checked since May, and I think it was 8.1 or some awful number. So congrats on the 6.1!! : ) You REALLY should have eaten today! That can't be good. ; )
    Ok, so follow the dr's advice and get out with your friends more..maybe take a dance class or something? : )
    Hope that cupcake was amazing, it sure sounds good right now!! : )