As expected, my A1C was higher than I’m comfortable with – although not as high as I expected it to be. The result was 9.1, down from 9.2 three months ago. Faithful readers will remember that for my last visit in November, I thought I had been doing really well, and was caught off guard with that 9.2 A1C result. It really messed me up.
I spent the entire three plus months since then fighting to pull out of the tailspin I went into as a result of that surprise.
I actually expected this A1C to be higher than the last one, so I was a bit relieved to see that it was not as bad as I thought.
Everything else was pretty good:
Blood Pressure – 110/64
Kidney – 100% normal
Cholesterol – Total 125, LDL 82 (looking to be below 80) and HDL 32 (looking to be higher than 40)
Feet – no detectable neuropathy
The cholesterol is ever so slightly higher (LDL) and lower (HDL) than desired, so he’s upping my Lipitor a bit.
He also referred me to a dietitian. I dread it. I know that diet is my weak spot, and I really do want to change, but how the heck do you change these (poor) eating habits you’ve had your whole life?! I also have to do some legwork to find out if this particular dietitian is considered “in network” with my insurance.
More to come…