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Re: My quarterly A1c numbers came in Dinah

Posted by softheprairie on July 28, 2009, at 2:56:23

In reply to My quarterly A1c numbers came in, posted by Dinah on July 25, 2009, at 12:41:36

> And they weren't pretty. 9.8 I'm not even sure why they were that high, since for most of that time I ate less than usual and lost weight. It's supposed to measure the long term blood glucose levels.
>
> I have to take a new medication now, and I'm really upset and depressed.
>
> I called my therapist to leave a crying message on his machine, but I didn't ask him to call back, so he didn't. However, I did call earlier and tell him I didn't want to see him in the office I usually see him in anymore. He has too much trouble staying awake and focused. He's much better in teh other office. I considered that a request to reschedule, and I really thought that required a return phone call. Apparently he considers it something we can discuss in the office I told him I no longer wish to see him in.
>
> Bah.
>
> Why? Why? Why?
>
> Why him?


I'll try to be supportive of you with such a foul A1c and uncooperating t, but I did have an appointment with a CDE (certified diabetes educator) Monday and saw my primary care dr. about a week ago, and I've been mopey that my diabetes is so well-controled that my dr. won't even let me try Byetta. I've been *so* heartily yearning to try Byetta since soon after my diagnosis of type 2 diabetes about a year ago, when my relative told my mom about that med helping my cousin easily lose 40 pounds, although for his dad, my uncle, the side effects were too negative to stay on it.
The CDE and PCP really harp on the behavioral changes being what I need to focus on, but I'm so much more interested in the easy ways (meds or the duodenal switch, which is the type of weight loss surgery I'm currently obsessing over and trying to get approved for. It has awesome rates of totally resolving people's type 2 diabetes.) :(
Anywho, if you haven't tried Byetta, your A1c sure sounds like it would be justified to try. And the bonus may be easy weight loss. Can that be a silver lining to the bad news? I know it doesn't help w/ t not being responsive, though.

 

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