Usually you don’t want to hear the word ridiculous come out of your doctor’s mouth but today, it was a good thing. I went in for my 3 month check-up and was shocked when my a1c came back at a lovely 6.2. My doctor said 6.4 or lower is ideal. Awesome-sauce. Then he looked at my meters and said, “An 112 average is ridiculous”. As in ridiculously good. What what! And my Dexcom average (I’m fairly positive) was 144. I’ll take those numbers any day. I was a little nervous going in today. I’ve been having some funky high trends and I thought that was going to kick my a1c up a notch or two. Super happy it didn’t.
So on that note, I’m going to celebrate the small victories in diabetes management and see David Sedaris tonight read from his latest book, “Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls”. (Note: the book doesn’t have anything to do with diabetes or have a story with diabetes in it. When I meet him I am going to offer myself up as someone to hang out with in case he ever needs diabetic material for any of his books. I heart David Sedaris. And check out what the owl is perched on)
I am also going to do November 18th’s National Health Blog Post. “Three Truths and a Lie: Tell us three things that are true about you, your condition, your Health Activism, or your life. Now tell us a lie. Do you think we will be able to tell the difference?”
1. Meeting a man is what made me change my perspective on diabetes and taking care of myself.
2. At times I blame my parents for my diabetes.
3. Every time my a1c comes back stellar, I think this would be great if I was trying and/or pregnant.
4. Sometimes I over bolus just so I can eat more.