Trip to my endo

By alyrenee Latest Reply 2015-01-20 01:18:28 -0600
Started 2015-01-19 06:52:28 -0600

Getting ready to go to my endo appointment.Not exactly sure what to expect for my a1c or what he's going to tell me.Im gonna be honest with him because some days i do everything right…exercise,diet,taking my shots when i should but lately i have been busy because of college so its a little bit more difficult to keep my routine and i have been going high (200-300) more often when my normal is 80-150.Taking care of my type 1 is like a full time job! Please pray that i get good results and that i have a happy endocrinologist.

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alyrenee 2015-01-19 10:35:37 -0600 Report

thanks for all the concerns my friends, just got back from my appointment. Doc gave me a new sliding scale to go by and has me scheduled for an appointment to get an ipro put in to better monitor my levels temporarily.he mentioned the possibility of getting a pump.what are your thoughts on the pump? Right now i am using insulin pens and I'm on the fence about a pump.i have this fear of accidentally bumping a button on it while i am working and getting too much insulin.My a1c needs to be brought down a good bit.Pretty down about the results but determined to tackle it! Everything else is great.My vitals are perfect. would like to lose about 10 lbs though.(doc didn't say i have to,but i picked on a few lbs and I'm not liking it.) take care,my friends!

lilleyheidi 2015-01-20 01:18:28 -0600 Report

I am not a pumper, but let me tell you, if I ever got to the point where I needed to give myself more insulin than I am doing now, that is the very first thing I would ask my doctor for. The freedom from multiple daily injections…are you kidding me… you got it, I'd give that up in a heart beat! And those things are so sturdy. I know people who have dropped them, bumped them, and have had no problems with them at all.
Before I got serious about my eating I was taking multiple daily injections, and I was thinking about the pump, but I lost quite a bit of weight and got off a lot of my insulin (i'm type 2) and now only inject twice a day, so pumping isn't for me, but if it happens that I get to that point again, I'm gonna jump on it. Talk to lots of people. Ask lots of questions. I am on instagram, and talk to some guys who do rock climbing with their pumps, they spent a full year living outdoors going around the country hiking and climbing rocks and steep mountains. And did it all while wearing pumps. Their goal was to show what can be done as type 1 diabetics wearing pumps. I wish you the best. Heidi

lilleyheidi 2015-01-19 10:18:12 -0600 Report

Hope that your visit went well. Give us an update. Please try to get some better control of those numbers. Best in health. Heidi

GabbyPA 2015-01-19 08:08:18 -0600 Report

Honesty is the best thing. On a first visit you get to know each other so you get to ask questions too. Don't forget that. Taking care of diabetes is a full time job, like cleaning the house and doing the dishes. It gets piled up sometimes. He will help you get back on board.

jayabee52 2015-01-19 07:48:59 -0600 Report

Howdy Aly
I believe your "normal" range seems a little high. 150 mg/dl should be instead 130 mg/dl.or below (down to 70 mg/dl)

There is a link to a website from AACE, an endocirinology organization, which, although it is addressed to T 2s may also be valuable to T 1s as well ~

I wish to also suggest a proceedure fo follow in preparation for the visit: I want to suggest something that may be of help to you.

Of course have a sheet of all medications and suppliments which you take printed up, That can be a time saver.

And also have a word processing document on which you typed your questions for your Endo. Then print out a copy for your Endo, and also keep one for you. When you are doing the pre visit check-in and interview, give the Dr's copy to this person and ask it be placed where Dr would see it before entering the exam room

If you have another person along on your appointment print out a sheet of questions so they have their own. It will help you to have another set of ears there so you can check with them what you heard and what Dr said. You can leave enough space in the margin to write what the Dr said which could act as a reminder for you once your visit is done.

If you are proactive in that way by being prepared like that, it will go a long way toward easing any jitters you may have.

I have done this with every Dr here lately, for every appointment. I have had nothing but positive feedback from them about this proceedure. It gives the impression that you are proactive and have your wits about you and that you are serious about managing your diabetes the best way possible.

I pray you have a fruitful discussion with your Endo