Tuesday, December 2

A new doctor...some light in the tunnel

So I met my new endocrinologist about a month ago. I really liked how positive she was. A good mix of bedside manner and honesty about what we need to do to work on my blood sugar and thyroid.

After a month of continuing my meds with a 25% up in thyroid (and I feel SOOOOO much more alive and with it!) and slight adjustment in insulin I met with the nurse today for an hour to discuss going on some newer immediate acting insulins. Long term goal is not only better control (I still get bouncy highs and lows) but possibly go on an insulin pump.

I have to say I was impressed and am excited (and nervous!) aboout the new regimen. It's a total change of what I've done for 16 years. Wow, I've been a diabetic for almost half my life and I still am mostly ok...guess old Dr Nasty doesn't know what she's talking about with her disabled in 5 years stuff...

I meet with a dietician next week and get a refresher on carb counting (rather than using an exchange program) as that tends to work better with immediate insulin. I'm also going to fax my blood sugars to the nurse weekly so I don't have to schedule as much time off work to go in and can consult via phone.

Next step (now that I'm feeling more perky) is to rejoin the gym and start going at lunchtime to work out. There is one right across the skywalk from work so I can easily fit a half hour workout in at lunch or go in before or after work. Maybe next year I'll be up for a weight loss challenge (or maybe a new year's resolution?)

8 comments:

Kate said...

i had a boss recently who had an insulin pump and said it made her life so much easier.

dreameyce said...

YEA for a better doctor! I'm glad she's so pleasant!

Will I be seeing you next month at RCC? I hope so!

starrynights said...

Yay for good doctors and for feeling better. Josh's brother was diagnosed diabetic 15 years and a few years ago he got a pump and it really changed his life too.

StubbyDog said...

Oh I hope the new doc can continue to make some big improvements for you!

CardiLover said...

What a relief!!! A good doctor makes all the difference. Sounds like you are sooooo headed in the right direction! Now, to get myself to a gym... ;)

Tavs said...

That is awesome news! I'm so glad you found a doctor you can work with who has a brain. Good luck on getting things going on the right track!

Fox lady said...

Fo sure! Congrats on feelin better, findin the right practioner and gettin motivated for change. I sometimes need to be smacked in the head with motivation to be healthy. I'm looking forward to '09 for a bunch of positive changes, cheers!

Ariel said...

I always say if the Dr doesn't fit then find a new one.. :)