Smiling --- well mostly?!
Monday I went by my endo's to drop off a couple of vials of blood. Yesterday was the big day... the results are in.
OK, I'm pleased, but not as jubilant as I wanted to be or thought I would be. I had hoped with all the exercise from the jb100 (today is day 78, btw) I was fully expecting (or hoping really hard) for a below 7 reading. Unfortunately it was just not to be. A 7.3 is all I could pull off. I guess this is OK considering my last couple have been in the 7.8 to 7.9 range, but I would really like to see this drop below 7... consistantly.
I think my problem is I refrain from using quite enough insulin. The reason I do this is my reluctance to gain weight. My main problem comes in the afternoons. Since I work from home I have easy access to the kitchen. I go into the kitchen to refill my coffee cup or tea glass and while I'm there I pick. Oh not much. Just 2-3, maybe 5 grams of carb. A pinch of this or a corner of that. Not really enough for a bolus or at least I think, but then my pre-dinner bG is a little high. Obviously I need to take care of this issue, either quite picking or pick and bolus for it. My NP recommended I raise my afternoon basal by .1, so I'll try that.
Also on the mixed results front, the jb100 helped me get my HDL up nicely. Unfortunately, my LDL is also up a little, so it's back on the statin for me.