Thursday, July 30, 2009

CGM Jury Still Out

Thanks so much for the comments on my last post. In spite of a power outage that caused some bad hair this morning, I went to my Endoc appt today. I received the results of my first A1C after starting on a CGM two months ago. He does the quickie in office A1C test, and has even moved the machine that hums and whirs to produce that magic number into the exam room, which leaves me with sort of a Magic 8 ball type of feeling about the whole thing.

A1C six mos ago was 6.5, and today it was 6.6. I've bounced between 6.3 and 6.7 for the last few years. So is the CGM helping? I think the jury is still out. I know I like being able to see what's going on, and that I'm less hesitant to make changes, but I think a little less talk and a little more action (thanks Elvis) are in order. Got a couple of suggestions from my endoc that will hopefully help get my overnight #'s in better shape, and he offered to help me troubleshoot between appts if not.

I also have to realize that over time, my body changes, and sometimes just staying the same is a victory. I'm in my 40's, have put on a few unwanted pounds in the last few months, and have seen, but not wanted to acknowledge, that I'm not quite as insulin sensitive as a result. Denial is a many splendored thing. So I'm crankin' up the juice a little more and we'll see what happens.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey, I think the CGM can be a great tool---would like get myself so hang with it to make the little tweaks but keep in mind can't always have perfect control or #s and there is always a give and take . But man you are so on top of A1C those are GREAT results, under 7 even wow!! I'd love to get somewhere even remotely near there lol have a great new month!! JOY

Anonymous said...

Hey, I think the CGM can be a great tool---would like get myself so hang with it to make the little tweaks but keep in mind can't always have perfect control or #s and there is always a give and take . But man you are so on top of A1C those are GREAT results, under 7 even wow!! I'd love to get somewhere even remotely near there lol have a great new month!! JOY

CALpumper aka Crystal said...

Hi Carol,

I saw your comment on The Butter Compartment. (Was looking for an email or Twitter account to send this, sorry for the long comment here....)

You made my day. ;-)

"My faith has informed me that there are no “good” Christians, only those who realize that they cannot be good enough when compared against the standard of a
perfect God, and trust Christ over themselves or anyone else.

Signed, a “no good” Christian who supports healthcare reform"

Amen.
I've met Lee Ann. I've conversed with her for awhile now. She is a dear friend of mine. I get where she is coming from. It was a general statement.

I am also a, uh, I Hate labels -- I believe in God, whole-heartedly....I hope to claim I am a recovering perfectionist, although after 24 yrs with T1 and still trying to be a perfectionist (need for control) in other areas, I don't know.
;-)

Either way. Thank you so much for what you wrote. So much!!!
God bless!