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

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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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