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.