Diabetes,  Doctor Visits,  Health,  Medications,  Shout outs

As I Expected

So here we are, one week after my visit with my primary care doctor, and I’m just now getting around to writing about how it went.  Better late than never, or some bovine fecal matter like that.

This was a follow up appointment, and I was to receive the results of my latest A1C.  And I went into it expecting to hear bad news.  And, as I expected, that’s what I got.

The result was 7.1 this time around.  And despite how prepared I thought I was for hearing that my A1c was back above 7.0, it still came as a shock.  Considering where I started out at two years ago though, at 9.6, that 7.1 is still looking pretty good.  And that’s how I’m trying to look at it. POSITIVELY!   I have my good friends in the D-OC to thank for helping me out with that.

Thankfully, my doctor was rather understanding about the situation, and I didn’t receive the posterior chewing that I was expecting.  When she asked what had happened, my reply was simply “life with diabetes happened”.  I explained the situations that I’ve been dealing with over the last few months, and left it at that.

We agreed that it would be best to switch my medications, and I’m now taking Janumet 50-500 twice a day to see if that will work better than metformin and januvia did separately.  And thankfully, just in a weeks time, I’m seeing a big difference in my blood glucose readings.

We also discussed anti-depression and anti-anxiety medications as well.  More on that later.

And finally, the sinus infection I’ve been battling was addressed.  My prescription from the last SI I had was refilled, and fortunately, it’s finally working.  Feeling much better today than I have the last week.  Still a few sniffles though.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I must go catch my nose before it runs off.

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  • Jess

    Glad the doc was understanding, and glad that the drugs are helping (infection and bs). Yay for drugs! 😉

  • Michael Hoskins

    No worries, Mike! We all have been there and will likely be again. Seems like many of us see those increases toward the end of the year. All you can do is what you’re doing: understanding, knowing where to address it, and moving forward. Always count on the DOC to offer some support, and don’t worry – it’ll come down soon enough now that a new year has begun!

  • Sarah

    It seems that most of the DOC’s A1c’s went up. I wouldn’t get too upset about it. It seems that Diabetes happened to a lot of us. 😉 You’re doing great, Mike. ((HUGS))

  • Tina

    How awesome!! Sure it’s higher than you want but it’s not bad at all. I am glad the doctor was not an ass about it. I hope the new meds bring you where you want to be and get rid of that SI. I suspect I have one too but have no energy to deal with it (stupid, I know). Feel better Mike!

  • Jacquie

    7.1 is a pretty kick-ass number, and you can’t convince me otherwise! (My last A1c came out at a similar number.)

    Glad to hear the Dr. was nice, and that you’re feeling better. Keep on keeping on!

  • Cherise


    Big hugs! You are doing a great job! I am glad your doc is understanding, gave you some med’s for you sinus infection and also taking care of the other things you need. Don’t beat yourself up! You are Dfab my friend.

  • FatCatAnna

    Mike – I’m the same as you – with my A1C being up from what it normally is. Mine is due to change of life, depression, you know – other stuff that buggers up our diabetes – such a mixed bag of things just doesn’t make D-life easy. Main thing is – we’re both doing better then before (and you’ve got a great doctor BTW) – that’s all that counts. Now, I’m going to try to stick to my resolution – do at least 30 mins of exercise. Now that I’ve written it here for you to read – I’ll hopefully do it. I really don’t like forced exercise, but with latest blood results, I’d better do it or suffer consequences later with clogged arteries!