Have I ever said how much I hate diabetes? I'm sure everyone says it, so its not anything new. However, i was a good diabetic for a long time. Well, let me back up... i was a BAAAAD diabetic from diagnosis in 1997 until April 2007 when i went into Ketoacidosis and almost died. It scared me straight. My A1c when i went into the hospital, was 14.7! my sugar was off the charts. I ate what i wanted, drank what i wanted, took my medication if i felt like it. I felt like one pill would fix my sugar. If a doctor lectured me, I changed doctors. Almost dying changed me.
i became an ideal diabetic. I would eat right, drink right, take my medication. Never missed a doctor appointment. Then my sugars began to creep up just a bit. The doctor fixed this for me by putting me on insulin. Novolog. Since i'm terrified of needles, hub injected me twice a day. It got my sugars down and my A1c was 6.0.
Then in January, the new drug company that i chose for my medicare plan (I called and made sure they covered all of my medication) decided not to cover my Novolog. They said they would cover Humalog. So, i began using that. And not once, since January have my sugars been normal. My A1c in April was 10.0. We upped the amount of insulin, and this last doctor visit my A1c was 13.0. WTF????? I even saw a dietician to maybe relearn how I am eating. I'm eating perfectly. I can't really exercise because of my astronomical blood sugars, and my back has decided to let me know i'm not 21 anymore. (my back is part of the reason i'm disabled).
we've changed injection sites, times I've taken the medication, blah blah, and its just like hitting my head against the wall. The doctor is sending me to see something called a Diabetiologist (?). She said he's the best in San Diego at Diabetes. She also said I might be eligible for the pump. I'll be a Type 2 with an insulin pump. not sure how I feel about that. My friend Katie is a type 1 with a pump and she loves hers.
i can guarantee you, i am NOT going back to the hospital for ketoacidosis. It was horrible. I'm trying so hard to be healthy its killing me! if you have any tips about getting sugar down, let me know. argh!