Whelp, yesterday I had my first endocrine appointment in almost a year, I think it was actually 11 months. You might ask “Well, why would you not see your endo in that long?” The answer is simply that it was expensive, it was intimidating, and appointments were only like ten minutes long.
For ten minutes I didn’t feel like it was worth the 2 hundred odd something dollars, especially when I can make the same simple changes that he makes. Also, which may have been a reason to keep going was that it gave me somebody to be accountable to.
Well I wouldn’t be surprised if my kidneys are leaking more protein than they previously were. In the past, when I first headed off to my second year in college, my pediatric endo told me I had a high amount of protein in my urine. So my new endo in my new city placed me on lisinopril to keep a handle on, and possibly reverse, any damages. Well, I’m horrible at taking pills, but tried to do my best to take them. Within the past 6 months my primary care physician took me off that medicine and put me on losartan due to my ADHD medicine increasing my blood pressure. Well the losartan that was prescribed was what I considered a high dose, and I was having dizziness and light headiness spells. Well he fixed that problem and represcribed the lisinopril. Hopefully I’ll get those results back soon and they will be OK and hopefully when I go back the protein leakage will be under control.
The other big thing that went on at my appointment was of course my Hba1c. While it isn’t the best, it is definitely OK considering the burnout I’ve been dealing with…..So that puts me at an Hba1c of 8.9%! It’s backwards from my 8.5% back in February 2017, but like I said it could be worse. So My goal, which I don’t know if it may be a huge stretch is to get my a1c down between 6.5-7.0%.
We’ll see, it’ll be difficult but I can do it!
I’ll be sure to keep you guys updated!