Good thing they are WORLD Diabetes Day pins

Why am I glad that they are WORLD Diabetes Day pins? Because the people that had the closest guesses are all over the WORLD.

I was listening to Just Talking Episode 57 with Ginger Viera on Wednesday and she was talking about how she giggles in the middle of her serious powerlifting. I am a problem giggler too! I giggle at doctor’s appointment, which I hope is not affecting my endocrinologist’s ability to take me seriously.
So when the doctor gave me my results on Wednesday I could not stop giggling. I was so surprised by the results.
Guys, my A1c was 5.9!!!
Wow! I haven’t been in the 5’s since I was on Symlin and that was just because of all of the Symlin lows. This is a healthy 5.
I wouldn’t say I have done anything different other than responding to the DexCom. I am catching my highs before they get “too” high – although as luck would have it I have forgotten to bolus for two meals since my appointment. I don’t think it is just preventing the highs, but I also think that preventing the lows has also helped my A1c – 1) less lows mean less opportunities to overcorrect 2) less severe lows mean less opportunities for my liver to get involved an dump some unexpected glucose into my system.
I had to fight my insurance company and wait for years before they would approve it for anyone in the entire state of Florida. If you are waiting for your insurance company to approve a CGM device for you – keep trying – they are totally worth it!
And the winners are:
  1. FatCatAnna – she had the first guess and totally NAILED it!! (Canada)
  2. Hannah – only .1 off! 🙂 (Malaysia)
  3. Sugabetic Sarah finished out the top 3 and was only .2 off target. Granted the pin is not going too far to get to her, only a state or two away (bless her Southern heart!)
George and Kelly Booth also got it right on the dot, and were gutsy enough to guess the same number that had already guessed! They both have pins already and disqualified themselves from the game. Thanks for spreading the wealth guys!
Hope everyone has a great weekend! Any big plans out there?

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