Friday, February 10, 2012
Part 2 of my story
Where did I leave off? Ah, November of last year. Well my sugars were consistently in the 225-450 range. All over the place. I decided not to go back to the Diabetes Specialist that I was seeing. She and I did not see eye to eye on things; I didn't feel that she really listened to what I was saying. Also, in the midst of this, they found that I have a multi-nodular goiter on my thyroid. I did have a biopsy on one of the cysts and it did come up negative, thank heavens. But I can tell my thyroid has grown even more, my throat is beginning to be more and more irritated. I have read somewhere that problems with your thyroid can lead to high blood sugars also. My numbers have continued to be in the aforementioned range. Horribly bad.
This past Monday was the final straw. It was my first visit with my new Endocrinologist. I went in(my mom was with me) and they weighed me. I knew that I had dropped some weight after not taking insulin and amaryll. But I was at 422 sugar wise and had ketones in my urine. I was in with the doctor for 5 minutes when he told me to choose which ER I wanted to go to because my sugars were high and he thought I was in Diabetic Ketoacidosis. Luckily, I wasn't in DKA. But I am now taking Lantus every evening and Novolog during the day on top of my Metformin. So far my sugars are staying between 225 and 380 so they have gone down a little bit. I know that it is an adjustment period right now. But this is so hard, especially without any insurance. I did sign up for a discount plan but not sure if it is going to work out or not yet. Won't know til I try to use it when I need a new vial of Lantus. That is where it sits right now. More later. :)
Take care all and feel free to share your stories with us.