The Countdown

I made my second first appointment with an endocrinologist in Minneapolis. As you may remember, I had my first appointment at the beginning of June and while the appointment was okay, I didn’t feel that I really jived that well with the doctor. Although he did put me on Victoza which has since gone swimmingly (more on that in a minute), I felt that since I’m getting ready for pregnancy, which is a pretty emotional time, I really needed to make sure that my endocrinologist was someone that I felt completely comfortable with and who I felt really understood me and was on my side instead of feeling like my diabetes was a battle of the wills. I’ve never had that experience, thankfully, but I know enough people who have and it’s not something I’m looking to sign up myself up to.

Anyway, I crowdsourced again to see who might be a good second appointment. I decided to make an appointment with an endo at the International Diabetes Center at Park Nicollet for Thursday, September 18. So I have about six weeks until my next A1C. I’m really looking forward to seeing how the Victoza ends up affecting my A1C overall.

A couple weeks ago, I noticed that my blood sugars were getting harder and harder to stay in my target range. I thought it was because my period, but it didn’t really end when the period stopped. In fact, I had two days of solid high blood sugars which was infuriating. I emailed Jenny, completely convinced that the Victoza affect had suddenly stopped working and I was back to square one. Jenny suggested that perhaps I just increase the dose from 1.2 to 1.8. She said that some people need to titrate up to the higher dose after a few weeks. And as it would happen, it worked! This last week has had some of the best blood sugar (except for the epically awful day) that I’ve had in a long time. Definitely an A1C in the low 7s.

But maybe, possibly, an A1C in the 6s.

45 days…

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3 Responses to The Countdown

  1. I can’t imagine the frustration trying to manage T1 and trying to conceive. I think it’s amazing that you are allowing people to come along with you on the journey. It’s inspirational and I know is helping so many. I’m so glad you found an Endo that you like, I agree, it makes such a difference!

    • Well thanks! That’s very nice of you to say. :) Although to clarify, I haven’t found an endo yet. I just made an appointment with another endo. I’ll know more next month!

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