The ABCs of the dreaded A1C.
That moment when you look at your calendar, now six weeks ago, and realize how close spring break is. That same moment when you look at your calendar, now six weeks ago, and realize that your endocrinology appointment is in six weeks and you’ve gotta get you’re you-know-what together for the dreaded A1C.
For those celiac non-diabetics, an A1C is a measure of essentially your average blood sugar over the last 6-10 weeks. Which means six weeks before the endo appointment is major crunch time to get everything in order.
Due to a few confounding variables, I knew my A1C wouldn’t be pretty, as I’ve been running much higher than normal lately, without much ability to change the matter. However, post-endocrine appointment, though with a majorly disappointing A1C of 8.8, I think they’ve found my solution to the other variables and I should be able to get back in order.
And beyond that, my beloved Dexcom—the all-knowing diabetic machine—has been treating me well. I realized that I really don’t know how I lived before having it and how everyone I know manages without one! The coolest update of its existence is my recent acquisition for it—decals from PumpPeelz. Yup, I’m a child—busy decorating my hardware. But I’m okay with that. Scott, one of the owners, was beyond friendly and helped me out on the price [college kid budget, of course!] and I’m now happily colorful. Take a look!
Sorry I hadn’t posted all week—being home from break means suddenly having to be consistently social and work with schedules other than your own! Promise to post more often now.
Take it easy but take it.
PS- For an extra laugh, I’ve been waiting to share this with all of you–thanks College Diabetes Network: