Hi fellow CGMS users [and diabetics in general :D].
I just had a baby 5 weeks ago. During my pregnancy, and even before it, I was able to maintain the best control I've had in years with A1cs of less than 6, using my CGMS. Though ups and downs were there, i mostly saw sensor data that flatlined during most of the day. I read a post by Kerri Sparling once that mentioned flatlining at 90, and until I had a CGMS, I never thought it possible. Remember the old school... 150 after meals? No longer! :D
But, I have a new doctor since the birth of my daughter. In the three weeks since I've seen him--and have been corresponding with him--my sugars seem to be out of control. He likes how they look. :( He says my average numbers look good and that he wouldn't change a thing. This is week three and I thought FOR SURE he would adjust something in order to work toward that FLATLINE. But again, he says 'don't change anything.' Today I told the nurse I was not happy and that I was surprised he wouldn't change anything. She actually started to talk to me about her experience with Type II. UGH! Like that has anything to do with me, right?
Are my expectations too high? I am ready to go back to self-management. I know three months isn't a long time in the grand scope of things, but I'm worried about waiting until February to get another A1c done. I think it's going to be close to 7. SEVEN! Gosh, i'm getting irritated thinking about it. But I feel like that will be the only proof the doctor will accept that things are not as good as they seem. I like tight control. I would rather skim along the bottom line and manage lows with small snacks throughout the day than deal with correcting highs. Am I wrong to think this approach is okay?
What do you expect of your sensor daily overlay?
Thanks for your thoughts and experience.