Our sweetie pies

Our sweetie pies

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

endocronologist visit

Today we visited our diabetes' doctor as we refer to her. It had been awhile. She is so popular that we had to book our appointment two months in advance.

She noticed that our numbers had been running high. We hadn't seen her in awhile and were still mentally in honeymoon phase. She would still drop 200 points so we would leave a cushion a lot afraid of her dropping suddenly to low.

well, she didn't care for that plan.

She said that her bloodwork showed that her numbers were supposed to be under 9 but they were over 10.

so she made adjustments. lower ratio for meals and lower dose of Lantus. Her thoughts were that the Lantus was too high and that was causing her to drop large amounts.

As we were in the doctor's office over the hour, she had dropped from 248 to 102. Just sitting there with no food. So the doctor agreed that yes, that wasn't good either.

I asked her again about last Thursday when we all had a very good scare with her. She still doesn't understand what happened because we didn't have enough blood sugar readings around the event. So she is putting in the category of "I don't know".

We will put in the category of "God gets credit on this one".

She reminded us for our sweetie to wear her medical bracelet. I said that she does have one now but she doesn't like to wear it all the time. So she encouraged us to make it a routine but also agreed that she probably isn't ready for the pump if a bracelet bothers her. I agree. For now.

She is also ordering us the blood strip tester for ketones. that will make things easier too. Without it, you have to test urine. which is not as much fun.

so that's our visit in a nutshell. we went from great patients to patients that need some adjustments. I think we have too move from the "scared of might happen" phase "to managing her a little closer." phase.

But we have a few other things going on in our lives too, so we just do the best we can.

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