When I arrived at the office a little after eight I saw my favorite receptionist at the main desk. Seeing her I knew that I would have a great visit. Once I got called back it was off for the usual weight, blood pressure and A1C test. The weight and blood pressure were perfect but I would have to wait about five minutes for the A1C. I went off to the office and waited for my favorite nurse practitioner. When I first started going to the endocrinologist I was given an appointment with Angela, I thought to myself great another person who has read all the books and thinks she will tell me how I can live with diabetes. What I got was a real person, someone that has a tremendous knowledge of diabetes but makes each patients care personal. After a few visits during the bad times I began looking at Angela as more of friend, her care made me feel so amazing and she sat and listened to all of my complaining. She always knew just what to say and how to put everything in to terms that a angry diabetic could understand. I couldn’t ask for more. I have included a video today; it is Lance Armstrong talking about his nurse. I can’t put in to words what Angela has meant but if you substitute Angelas name for Latrice then you know how I feel. After talking for forty-five minutes we figured out a lot of questions that I have had.
Tomorrow I will be starting on a new insulin, Symlin, as the website puts it Symlin is an injectable medicine used to control blood sugar after meals in adults with type 2 or type 1 diabetes who take mealtime insulin. SYMLIN works with mealtime insulin to smooth out the peaks in your blood glucose (sugar) levels to give you more stable levels after meals.
I learned about Symlin from another diabetic who went on it about a month ago. Her posts on Facebook sold me on the insulin, if she posts something on Facebook it has to be good. If she told me I could inject mud as insulin and it would work I would go and buy mud in a second. The learning curve will be tough I know that but in the long run I know that it will work. Again I thank Angela and all of the staff for making the transition to a new insulin that much easier.
As I was leaving the office I realized that I never got my A1C, I quickly found Angela and asked her for the results. When I heard 6.4 I could be happier, it’s no 6.0 but all things considered it’s very respectable.