New Appointment with the Endo
My endocrinologist‘s office called me the other day to simply remind me that I am due for an appointment. I see my endocrinologist every 6 months, and my last appointment was in November. I guess that is a good thing they called to remind me. The nurse asked if I have been doing ok with dealing with my diabetes, or if I had any questions, I should have kept my big mouth shut!
On a side-note: I have been avoiding all the middle-of-the-night low blood sugars I’ve had in the recent past, but I am sure my hemoglobin A1c number has probably gone up because of it. Yes, I have issues, but what diabetic doesn’t?
So, back to the nurse… I made my appointment. I simply stated that I was getting a lot of lows during the night, and that I changed my basil rates… oh yeah, and that I wanted to get my A1c down. Then I hung up.
This morning, I got a phone call from Neighborhood Diabetes, the company that mails my test strips. Apparently, my endo’s office called them and said that I need to test my blood sugars more each day! They ordered the company to send me more test strips each month too. My current prescription is for testing 7 times per day. My endo would like to change it to 8 times per day.
I thought the CGM was going to make my life simple, and avoid having to test as much? I guess that ship has sailed. Hopefully the appointment goes over smoothly, even though I am sure I will get a lecture about my A1c — Never fails.