Saw my PCP today and all is pretty good. The A1C has dropped one whole point since October. It’s still not great but at least it’s moving in the right direction, finally. It is 7.3. Cholesterol, HDL, LDL and Triglyceride are great. To celebrate I bought myself a small pack of M&M’s on the way home. It’s been a long, long time since I indulged in candy.
One new thing showed up in the blood work, I am borderline deficient in Vitamin D. I’ll take a Vitamin D prescription for 2 months and then do a retest. I’ve been Googling Vitamin D deficiency and learning a lot. One factor is living up here in sunny (not much right now) New Hampshire. Another is my sun screened skin. I hardly ever spend time in the sun without sun screen and a hat. I’ve already had one basal cell removed from my forehead, probably as a result of those college years spent burning myself to a crisp. Another cause is my age; apparently as one gets older, your skin is less able to absorb the Vitamin D. So I will add one more pill to my pile – although this one is just once a week.
Before my diabetes diagnosis, I took one pill each day – synthroid – and I’ve been on that since I was 18. After the diagnosis, the body just wasn’t doing it and the pills piled up. I bought a pill thing. It distressed me (vanity…) but it was easier than standing at the kitchen counter each morning opening the damn child proof caps. I now own 3 pill things. One for the morning dose, one for the w/ breakfast dose and the third for the evening dose. Each Saturday I get my basket of drugs and throw them into the proper pill things. Such fun!
More snow, ice, sleet forecast for tomorrow – guess I won’t be sitting in the sunshine.
PS – my friend in the hospital is actually doing somewhat better – thanks for your thoughts and prayers!