I just got back from my latest endo appointment and am amazed -- I'm already getting the results of the blood work, thanks to the group's new online health management tool. I'm liking this -- sort of!
The good news: I've lost 3 lbs since the last appointment. Definitely not complaining, since at my last appointment, my weight was 10 lbs higher than before! If I could lose another 6-8 lbs over the next 6 months, I'll be happy. Also, my bp was great, at 98/68. :D Certainly makes me happy!
Now on to the lab results. They were mixed, some good, some bad. What was good?
HDL: 54 -- lower than my best result (around 75), but still in the "good" range that docs like to see
Triglycerides: 97 -- Best result yet! YEAH!!
TSH: Normal -- it was on the low end of normal, but still within the normal range
Now on to the not-so-good:
A1C: 6.4 :( Don't like that number, though I do know it's within the AACE's recommendations and far better than my mom's was. Plus, when I had A1cs in the 5s, I was also having far more hypos, which that's got exactly good, either
Fasting BG: 116. This I don't get, because my bgs when I got up were 91. Must have been from the toothpaste, right? ;)
Total cholesterol: 219. Yeah, it's high, but all the cholesterol ratios (e.g. total:HDL, HDL:LDL, Triglycerides:HDL) are all really good, so while this is higher than the docs would like, when looked at in context with other forms of cholesterol, it's not as bad as it seems.
LDL: 146. Again, it's higher than docs want, especially for diabetics, but in context, it's not as bad as it seems. The ratios are good, and I still have really good HDL levels, which aren't often seen in diabetics.
I've also been having some foot issues. My right foot sometimes gets a little tingling/coolness feeling that my endo in Indiana said was most likely neuropathy and that feeling has come back. It isn't as bad as it was when I was in Indiana, but it is definitely there :( The good news on that was the endo didn't think there were any circulation issues. Good news on that, considering I have a family history of peripheral artery disease.
Well, there's obviously some work to do, but at least a few things are going in the right direction! I'm happy these test results are coming back to me so quickly. I'm used to having to wait a month before I get results back, so this is just amazing!