Well, I couldn’t wait. I rode over to the hospital at lunch today to find out my new number, instead of waiting for my doctor to tell me at my appointment on Monday.
It’s 6.1. That’s up from 5.7 at the end of January. I’m not too happy about it but am hoping it’s more because of the way I got lazy about food this summer (breakfast at greasy spoon diners on weekends, and way too many ice cream treats), and not because I’m “deteriorating.” Although maybe it’s both. It’s only the fifth time I’ve had an A1C and I don’t know yet how much I can expect it to go up and down … I have also been told that there is some room for variations at the lab … and that 6.1 is still not a terrible number. It sounds pretty terrible to me.
According to my lab, 6.1 corresponds to a BG average of 126 mg/dL. Charts I’ve seen online say it’s more like 140. Either one is higher than I want it to be.
Ugh. How does everybody STAND it? Every three months I have to go through this again?! I mean, I do feel kind of energized to work harder and see if I can get it back into the low 5’s by the time I have my next test at the end of the year. But mostly, right now I just feel kind of depressed and scared. I don’t want to wait three more months to hear a better number – I want there to be something I can do to make it lower RIGHT NOW.
Okay, I’m officially done whining now. Thanks for listening.