So my diabetic appointment was this past Thursday. I failed to update all of you sooner because I had to be at work on Friday at about 10:00 am and then today was a 9:00 am start. At any rate, the appointment was a rather long wait. It was scheduled to be at about 11:00 am, but the doctor was running about 20 minutes behind. That meant I was probably looking at about 11:20 at the earliest, but that didn’t happen! I didn’t get called back until roughly noon. Then I finally saw him about 12:15. I was still a bit nervous, but my blood pressure had stabilized and was at 122/88. That’s good for a diabetic. I’ve been told that for a diabetic the ideal is 130/90. They also took my Hb1Ac. It was 7.0% and again I’ve been told for a diabetic we shoot for 7.0% or lower. Once more good news! My blood sugar/glucose was at 128 mg/dl. Again awesome considering I had eaten roughly 2 hours prior to the appointment and I shoot for my blood sugar/glucose to be around 140 mg/dl or lower. So far things were looking awesome! My weight was not so great, though. 😦 Unfortunately, I weighed in at about 180 pounds. 😥 So sad! I was hoping it would be lower, but I guess since I messed around with my birth control pills (yeah, I know that’s morally wrong I guess) last month and my body’s still not happy with me for doing so AND that decided to have about a glass of water before my appointment all that made my weight go upwards! The nurses also gave me a flu shot that day. So now I’m protected from this season’s influenza outbreak. 🙂 Now came the fun part…waiting for the doctor to show up. I didn’t have to wait too long. When he finally came in he told me, “I have some excellent news for you!” I was about to fall out of my chair! Yay! Good news I love good news! He told me my LDL cholesterol (that’s the “bad” cholesterol mind you) is finally under 100! As a matter of fact it is 88. That is the lowest I’ve had my cholesterol in…well, probably forever! I have chronically high cholesterol and it’s always a good thing to hear when it is finally on the decline for the “bad” cholesterol and my HDL (or “good” cholesterol) to be on the rise. I think things are finally starting to turn around for the better as far as my health is concerned and am really eager to work harder on all of this! I will be back in this office again roughly one week from Christmas. 😐
Well, unfortunately (or fortunately depending on your point of view) that’s all I have for tonight’s entry. I’ll try to get back to writing again soon (let’s shoot for Monday).
Love and prayers, as always! ❤