I saw a new endo on 10/20/09. This is the first endo I have seen in…well, years. I was under the care of my pcp and I promised myself that once I was out of grad school and a little better off financially that I would start taking care of myself more. So I went back, got the looks and the lecture from the endo (I knew it was coming and I accept my lack of care). I have tried to do as well as I could while not letting my D interrupt my life–which I know you all know how far that could have gotten me.
Anyway-I’m dedicated. I’ve walked the straight line for about 11 days now (baby steps!). My A1C was 10.1, but all of my other blood and protein tests were excellent. I’m not pumping yet, but will talk to the endo in January. I’m on lantus and humalog (sliding scale). I am also on Metformin now. For 10 of the last 11 days, I’ve had low BGs (some days up to 3 lows). My scale was adjusted on Friday.
I understand that my body is going through a big change right now with the lowered BGs, but the hypos have made it worse. I spent yesterday pretty much just lying around as I started getting light headed. It’s not something that worries me so much…I really feel as though I’ve just stressed my body with 40-50 BGs every day/multiple times a day. But my question is this–have any of you gone through this transition period-and how long should I expect it to last? I rested as much as I could this weekend, but I am back to work tomorrow–and I work multiple jobs…so I can’t take off.
I know that I’m getting on the right track, but the on-ramp is a bit rough right now. Just looking for some shared experiences to get me through.
And sorry if this was a long post!