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.