It's So Noisy at the Fair: The Diabetic Thread

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bravo girly!

werewolves of laudanum (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 25 January 2024 03:45 (five months ago) link

two months pass...

Got a CGM attached to my arm for 2 weeks kindly donated by my endo team at the hospital, so I can live-monitor my levels for 2 weeks to see how my diet/exercise combo is going. I feel like a Borg now, with this bluetooth blot stuck to my arm!

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Tuesday, 26 March 2024 23:22 (three months ago) link

I've been meaning to post here -- last week I had my lowest A1C result in the 10(?) years since I was diagnosed with the Type2 -- 6.1. I didn't make any special effort -- just lucky afaict. I guess I just ate a little more healthily after the holidays.

Ippei's on a bummer now (WmC), Tuesday, 26 March 2024 23:36 (three months ago) link

Way to go. My weight has been creeping back up--from a low of 143 back up to 153-155 most mornings--so I was worried when I did my first home-test in three weeks. Still 6.0; I've been 5.0-6.0 for a year-plus now. I want to move both in the other direction, obviously, but not really at the cost of panic-monitoring everything like I did the first few months after diagnosis.

clemenza, Wednesday, 27 March 2024 00:15 (three months ago) link

I've been having low blood sugar incidents lately, waking up at 3 AM and having to stagger to the kitchen and eat a banana or a fistful of peanuts and raisins and then go back to sleep for another two or three hours. It's been happening about once a week and I'm not super thrilled about it!

Tahuti Watches L&O:SVU Reruns Without His Ape (unperson), Wednesday, 27 March 2024 00:32 (three months ago) link

I’ve been eating like absolute shit for the last 4.5mo since my last bloodwork so I was dreading it. But I guess the Ozempic is really doing the heavy lifting (I’m still on a minimal dose) or the Seroquel I used to take was really fucking up my stuff (or a combo) because my a1c has dropped again: 11 in august, 6 in November, now it’s 5.7!

just1n3, Wednesday, 27 March 2024 01:48 (three months ago) link

i have been able to keep myself at 5.7 to 5.9 for the past couple of years with Metformin and diet/exercise. It crept up a little at xmas and i think i’ll still be there for my next test but i figure as long as that stays pretty level, i’m ok - it’s hard not to stress abt daily #’s so remembering to pull out to a longer view helps me

i still wake up with higher fasting #’s from dawn syndrome but it’s not fucking with my overall number so idk what else i can do except keep everything else in check as much as possible

werewolves of laudanum (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 27 March 2024 02:30 (three months ago) link

glad everyone is doing ok mostly though!

werewolves of laudanum (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 27 March 2024 02:31 (three months ago) link

The range in these last few post is so narrow: 6.1, 6.0, 5.7, 5.7-5.9.

clemenza, Wednesday, 27 March 2024 02:54 (three months ago) link

i think we’re all doing pretty great - group high-fives all round!

werewolves of laudanum (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 27 March 2024 03:28 (three months ago) link

High-fives all around, with a couple of low-sixes mixed in...

clemenza, Wednesday, 27 March 2024 03:34 (three months ago) link

I would blow the curve for everyone if I posted my numbers.

Tahuti Watches L&O:SVU Reruns Without His Ape (unperson), Wednesday, 27 March 2024 03:36 (three months ago) link

we’ve all been there - no judgement <3

werewolves of laudanum (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 27 March 2024 03:45 (three months ago) link

had my 3-monthly A1C test and
am back to 5.7 so i feel reassured

my last one went up to 5.9 after a year at 5.7 which isnt technically a big deal but quietly felt like some kind of small failure psychologically

anyway we back

werewolves of laudanum (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 9 April 2024 05:53 (three months ago) link

I don't know why I called this the diabetic thread, rather than the diabetes thread.

I'm right there with you...maybe. I did my first home-test in three weeks the other night with some apprehension--I've put 10 of the 25 pounds I lost back on--but it came in at 5.7. I've really let the three-month timeline slide, though. I'm going to go in tomorrow morning for my first A1C since November. I always home-test under optimum conditions, so we'll see.

clemenza, Monday, 15 April 2024 03:19 (three months ago) link

5.9. There's been a gradual uptick the past year, but still good:

03/13/23 - 5.7
07/19/23 - 5.7
11/06/23 - 5.8
04/12/24 - 5.9

I've been advised to supplement my Vitamin D intake, which doesn't surprise me; I've all but cut out dairy the past 18 months, just almond/cashew/soy milk with cereal and some yogurt.

clemenza, Monday, 22 April 2024 20:49 (two months ago) link

four weeks pass...

Checking in...Did my first home-test in five weeks: 5.7, exactly like the last one. Also, was talking to a cousin-in-law I rarely see the other day, and I didn't realize got diagnosed with Type II 30 years ago (he's in his late '60s). Says he home-tests once a month.

clemenza, Monday, 20 May 2024 02:50 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

This quarter's A1C was 6.4 -- the 6.1 in March was the anomaly, not this one. Doc said "yeah you're good, carry on."

Meanwhile I'm trying to create a peanut brittle business, lol. I've been making it for so many years now that I don't have to sample each batch, and making so much of it lately that I don't want to sample it; appearance and aroma will tell me if something's off. I get my dopamine hit from watching customers' orgasmic eyerolls rather than from eating the sugar myself. (Bartending is similar.)

Ippei's on a bummer now (WmC), Monday, 24 June 2024 18:08 (three weeks ago) link

Oops. I have an appt with my diabetes team nurse today and I havent done an A1C test in well over 3 months :| I imagine my avg has gone up but is probly still in the sixes - I prick test occasionally after a naughty meal and it almost never goes higher than 8 even when Ive eaten mashed potatoes or rice or something.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Monday, 24 June 2024 22:13 (three weeks ago) link

Home test a week ago was 5.2. So of course lots of celebratory cheating since.

clemenza, Tuesday, 25 June 2024 00:30 (three weeks ago) link

wow! congratulations!

5.8 for me, so holding steady aka ppl call me right said fred

werewolves of laudanum (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 25 June 2024 00:59 (three weeks ago) link

xp As a recipient of your brittle a few years ago, I can understand. Fucking delicious!!

just1n3, Tuesday, 25 June 2024 05:08 (three weeks ago) link

that brittle shows impressive, nay superhuman forbearance WmC

werewolves of laudanum (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 25 June 2024 05:29 (three weeks ago) link

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