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My Health Update....

Once Again Good News mixed with depressing news.

Now back in October my a1C in the Hospital was @ 14. OMG! Totally Bonkers.

The A1c test and eAG calculation are used to monitor the glucose control of diabetics over time. The goal of those with diabetes  is to keep their blood glucose levels as close to normal as possible. (This is registered as a " 7 " score) This helps to minimize the complications caused by chronically elevated glucose levels, such as progressive damage to body organs like the kidneys, eyes, cardiovascular system, and nerves. The A1c test and eAG result give a picture of the average amount of glucose in the blood over the last few months. They can help you and your doctor know if the measures you are taking to control your diabetes are successful or need to be adjusted.

A1c is frequently used to help newly diagnosed diabetics determine how elevated their uncontrolled blood glucose levels have been. It may be ordered several times while control is being achieved, and then several times a year to verify that good control is being maintained.

So like Stated, "NORMAL" is a score of 7, mine back in October was a SKY HIGH 14...

Got my test back today and I have brought it down from 14 to 8.4! WHOO HOO! Not perfect yet, but it's only 1.4 points away.

That was the good news.

The not so good news, I have Kidney Damage.(Diabetic Kidney Neuropathy) I have elevated microalbuminuria, In short that means I am not processing/filtering Protein in my Kidneys and it's leaking into my Urine basically. A normal level of Protein in urine is LESS than 30... microalbuminuria 31-299 ... macroalbuminuria GREATER than 300

My Test? 232

I'm way freaking high and almost macro, so we HAVE to get the numbers down even more and absolutely no more ibuprofen EVER.


That's the only pain killer that does CRAP for me.

The Doctor also suspects dues to my symptoms I have Diabetic Gastroparesis... Which is basically Neuropathy of my stomach too,

So not only do I have Neuropathy in my arms, feet and legs, but my internal organs too. I am the frigging poster child for Diabetic Neuropathies....

the *FUUUUUUUUUUCK!!!!!* heard around the world this afternoon? Yeah that was me.

One step forward, two steps back...




( 8 comments — Leave a comment )
Mar. 6th, 2010 12:18 am (UTC)
At least it's a step forward, though! Gotta keep a positive look at it.

So no more ibuprofen? What CAN you take then? Regular old aspirin?

Mar. 6th, 2010 02:02 am (UTC)
Tylenol. Period. Or the Strange mind altering drug like Gabapentin. O_o
Mar. 6th, 2010 02:20 am (UTC)
Jesus, you can't win for bloody loosing, can you?
Mar. 6th, 2010 02:50 am (UTC)

I do not intend to die gracefully, quietly and without kicking and screaming all the way down to hell in that bloody handbasket.

Mar. 6th, 2010 03:36 am (UTC)
I'm sorry. I take about a billion vitamins to try and counter my meds, and I worry about these things happening to me eventually. You've had a real ass time of it. I'm glad for that step forward though.
Mar. 6th, 2010 02:28 pm (UTC)
Love... I'm just too sorry to express myself properly... damn life, it sucks so hard I can't even say... I'm so sorry and worried... -___-
Mar. 6th, 2010 07:20 pm (UTC)
I'm alright, my spirits are good, I just hurt. I can't change anything so no sense being upset about it. :)
Mar. 7th, 2010 03:38 am (UTC)
One step at a time, babe. You're doing great. Just keep on it. I thought I heard a scream of frustration somewhere. ^__^
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