I tend to agree. How many of you have a piano in your doctors waiting room? Exactly!
Overall the appointment went well. My endocrinologist is a good fit for my needs. My A1c came back at about the same level as my last one and my blood pressure and weight are still good. I am waiting on the rest of the lab work that was ordered after my appointment (two vials and a cup as I described to Kerri ).
The endo asked me if I was still doing the blogging thing and I told her about my upcoming trip to San Diego. She reminded me that the DexCom headquarters are there and suggested I should try to see if I could get a tour!
Speaking of DexCom, due to the unfortunate incident from last Friday, I could not bring my DexCom for any reports. She was still able to download my pump whats that saying about losing things that arent attached?!
Side note: An angel in the online community is sending me their old receiver and will not accept anything in return. Isnt that amazing?! Delta cant provide adequate customer service but the diabetes online community can! I love it!
The endocrinologist brings the MiniMed print out back into the exam room. She said that my A1c was in a good range but according to the report she thinks I am bouncing too much from high to low. I adjust my own pump settings usually and I had not felt I was bouncing or I probably would have adjusted the appropriate settings.
We talked about what might be causing the problem – correction factors and carb ratios – and talked about adjusting those settings. I think I seemed hesitant because she said something like, “it’s up to you, you know what you are doing.” It’s been a few days and so far I am not entirely sold either way.
I was thinking about it later though and I think maybe I am not “bouncing” as much as it appears on the report. Because of the DexCom, I really test most often to confirm what it says. “Really, I’m low? That can’t be right.” or “Am I really that high right now?” When I am nicely in range (with a horizontal arrow), I tend not to test.
What if the “bouncing” is just misinterpreting incomplete data?