It hasn’t been a full year with Hal Jordan by my side and the positive benefits continue to stack up. My diabetes management contines to improve in ways that I don’t believe were possible pre-Dexcom. The more I realize how much better I am with this device, the more frustrated I get at the countless other people with diabetes that are denied access for whatever silly reason. I wish these devices were a standard in diabetes care, just like a blood glucose meter and test strips.
My latest A1C came in at a nice, round 6.0. Lovely.
Since I’ve started using a continuous glucose monitor, my A1C has gone from 7.5 (before) to 6.9, 6.5, 6.1 and now 6.0. Again, lovely.
Since I feel like I have a relatively secure grasp on what it takes to manage this disease in my current physical and mental state, my efforts now focus on getting my pants to fit (see: Cherry Blossom 10-Miler) and addressing other health issues, namely my eyes.
For whatever reason, I have avoided seeing an opthamoligist (is that how you spell it?) since the suggestion was first brought up by my endocrinologist over a year ago. That avoidance is officially put to rest as I have my first appointment with my new doctor [will wait for catchy nickname] in February. Luckily, her office is in the same complex as my endocrinologist. The new gameplan is to set up appointments back to back so I can knock out multiple birds with the same 45-minute-commute-from-work stone.
More to come in the next few weeks, I’m sure.