Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy New Year!!

Wow, It's already 2008. I'm coming up on a year as a diabetic. Well I've got a few bits of news.

My insurance has finally approved my pump. According to my rep at MiniMed, it should arrive on the 3rd. I've been waiting for this for what seems like forever. Holly told me that my doctor is the main reason why they approved it. He called in and said something that got them to approve it that day.

I had a doctor's appt. on the 27th. I had an HBA1C done. Not good results. It was a 10.1. This concerned my doctor. Neither of us are really sure what has been causing the ridiculous amounts of BGs I've had. 200 is my average number anymore. I've been sick for most of the month and I've had stress coming out the yin yang but I've been checking more often and bolusing every few hours. So Awesome Dr. and I decided that I'm going to up my Lantus to 25 units morning and night and double the amount of Humalog I use. From (1 unit : 15 carbs) to (1 unit : 7.5 carbs) It seems to be working better. Only downside is that I'll have to buy another bottle of Humalog a month. That means another co-pay. It was $23 last year but it's going to be around $30 this year.

He and I also decided that the anti-depressants are no good. They do nothing for me other than cause more trouble. When I forget a dose, I go nuts. I have such wild mood swings it's dangerous. This is my second time trying them. I'll try almost anything twice on the off chance I may have had a bad experience the first time. I've decided that I will not use anti-depressants again. They're not worth the trouble.

Next topic: School. I'm excited for this semester. School restarts on the 7th. I'm really looking forward to my karate class. I've wanted to take Karate for as long as I can remember, there was just never any place to take it. Other than karate, I'm just taking generals while I figure out which way I want to go. I'm interested in an English degree but I'm really going to look into what it will take to become a CDE.

My goals for this next semester are to work out more, stay focused on school, figure out a career path and step up in my diabetes care.

Happy New Year!!


Anonymous said...

Interesting. You've finally gotten on the pump, and here I am going off of mine!

Jess said...

Well, as they say, YDMV.