Hi all, sorry I've been off the radar lately. Life has gotten in the way--work, family, sick (RA), etc. Anyway, went to endo last Friday. He wasn't happy because my A1C still holding at 6.4 for the past 3 blood tests (since August). Well, what can you say, at least I'm consistent. He asked was I ready to start shots and I said no, and he was shocked. But...he fail to check my weight from my last visit and when he did, he was shocked. Then he asked if it was from the metformin and I said no. I can't take either the regular or the extended he prescribed. He asked why and I told him the same thing I always tell him--it keeps me in the bathroom.
Then he wanted to know how I lost the 36 lbs--dropped all starches--eating nothing but veggies and protein, and exercising as much as the RA will let me. He said he would wait a while before checking me again.
The only thing I can think of that's still got my glucose levels up is my RA and my prednisone--I've had 2 flares and had to take steroid shots and up my prednisone to get over the flares. But I'm back on my maintenance dose of 5 mg a day.
I'm trying hard to not take any shots---Victoza or anything, but I don't know what else to do.