I couldn’t stand it any more and made an appointment to see my Diabetes doctor earlier than scheduled. I’ve been so frustrated by so many test results that were more than he had told me to aim for that I felt like something surely could be done to improve things.
So, we went to the doctor Thursday, and he bragged on my 1200 calorie diet and thought I was “doing great” with my glucose numbers. (THAT certainly surprised us both!) But … in the very next breath he DOUBLED my dose of Glucophage! He said I could cut back on the blood testing to 3 times a day, too. Since the test strips are so expensive this is a big help. Medicare pays for 50 strips a month, and the rest has to be paid out of pocket, since my insurance doesn’t cover the test strips.
So far so good on all the testing I’ve done since doubling the dose of medicine, so I’m feeling optimistic that I will lose the weight and eventually leave this diabetes diagnosis behind. Right now I’ve lost right at 20 pounds!! Considering how ravenously hungry I was all the time before being diagnosed, when my glucose was out of control, this is great news!!!