I've been type 2 for 3 years now and been uninsured for most of that time.
Yesterday was my first meeting with a case manager (diabetes nurse) and I got some bad news.
My recent a1c was 11.3 which I knew it was right around there but the nurse went over my test results for the other labs they ran in December.
Particularly, my kidney function test came back elevated. I guess normal range for the test results is 90-100 and mine came back at 104 which the nurse said my kidneys are now in "hyper filtration" mode. I don't know much about hyperfiltration but I know I can't live without kidneys.
So they will be adding glipizide to my metformin and if that doesn't get my a1c down I'll have to go on insulin.
I'm also supposed to work on eating more frequently (I currently just eat once a day when I get home from work)
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