Just got home from my endo appt – A1c 6.0! I wanted to get into the 5’s, but this is REALLY close enough, isn’t it?
That, plus normal lab values for liver and kidneys, a normal eye exam last month, and a normal angiogram, makes me think that, at age 63, and after 20 years of diabetes, YES, I can do it!! Maybe I WILL live another 20 years or so, and if that’s the case, then I should continue to take care of myself the best I can, because it still makes sense to try to prevent complications. When my life expectancy gets down to less than 5 years, I think I will throw all caution to the wind and eat all the crap I want, but I’m obviously not there yet.
In other news, the APN agreed to test my T3, so I will know how that’s doing. TSH was low and free T4 was high, so we’re reducing the dose of thyroid hormone, which is OK with me.
And finally, I realized that, along with the names for my lancet device (Attila the Hun), Pump + CGM (Harriet the Secretary), meter (Cleetus with Diabeetus), my CGM serter, which is long and slender, is Abbott, and my set-serter, which is wide and round, is Costello. Are any of the rest of you crazy enough to name your stuff? LOL!!