Last week I emailed my interim doctor and told him that I thought it was time for me to have my A1C checked. I asked him to please order the test so that I could go in the following day on my day off. My A1C results went down by a whole percentage point! My doctor wants me to get it below 7%, so I'm now .2% away from that goal.
He did decided to have me start taking a whole pill rather than a half a pill twice daily. I debated on ignoring that and just trying to take the pill as I'm supposed to, but my husband made the good point that I shouldn't stress myself out too much and just take it as the doctor suggests. If I end up taking it as often as I'm currently doing so, then I end up taking the original prescribed amount. If I get better at it, then it will only benefit me more.
It seems to be doing so. This morning I got right on track and took my pill before breakfast. I then made sure to take my other medication as I ate. Right before lunch, I checked my blood sugar and was shocked at the result. Before meals the suggested range for people with diabetes should be 70 to 130.
I tested my blood before lunch and it was 84!! Its never been that low before! This will be the meal today that I won't take any medication before, so it will be interesting to see what my blood sugar results will be.