Monday, March 31, 2008

Quick Update

Endo visit this morning.


Weight - down another 9 pounds... Holy crap. I'm disappearing. Not really. But I'm within 6 pounds... (6 pounds!) of the weight I felt the best at in my down and dirty days!

A1C - Up a little. Not surpising. Though disappointing. I'm at 6.5% which is still decent - but up. Not surprising because I've been a half wit about logging. I test, I just don't log and when I don't log, it's easy to ignore the high blood sugars... Also, I've cut out lows almost entirely. So this is not terrible news, but I want it lower.

Cholesterol - Up. By quite a bit. I think I'm case in point for the new Zetia study that's out. It's just not working. So, we're going to try a very low dose statin to see if I tolerate it. Blah.

Thyroid numbers look OK, but not great.

All in all, not a bad visit. And I must say. I LOVE my endo. He's laid back enough that I don't feel scolded when I leave his office, but I wish he were just slightly more of a hard ass. I feel like I got away with something...

More later on blogabetes. See you around!


Scott K. Johnson said...

Way to go on the weight!

Though I know it's all relative, that 6.5 A1C sounds not too shabby.

Looks like you have a game plan on it and the other stuff, so I'm sure you'll be able to whip them in shape - like, rollergirl style!

Anonymous said...

Greg defies the recent study on Zetia/Vytorin. For the first time, he's been able to lower his LDL (well) below 100.

I didn't know (or maybe remember) you had thyroid issues, too.


Nicole P said...

Thanks, Scott. I'm not so much complaining about the A1C, but I know I can do better - so it's another thing to strive at. And I've been skating three times with the Derby girls over the past three months. Those chicks are brutal. I guess bringing a derby smackdown on those numbers just may be a good idea... :)

Mine went down for the first several months - then popped right back up again, Rachel. So weird. I hope I'm able to tolerate the statin. Yup. I got the thyroid package with the diabetes. Somehow, for the first 29 years of my life, I was able to avoid the thyroid business, but the moment I turned 30, we couldn't get those levels right at all. So it's cynthroid for this girl... :)

Shannon said...

Great job on the weight as well as the A1C.

The main thing I love about Brendon's endo is that she's a hard ass without making us feel like we're doing something wrong or doing a poor job. She makes us come up with ways to make his health better.

Anywho...sounded like a good visit and I hope your cholesterol meds get figured out!

George said...

that is awesome! You can get all those numbers where you want them.

Keep on with it! You Rock.

Major Bedhead said...

Wow, that's a great a1c, from y perspective.

Congrats on the weight loss, too. Well done.