It’s Been A While Mr. Endo…

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.

The Appointment:
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!

Happy New Year

Hey y’all, Happy New Year! (I know, I know) It’s been a good little minute since I’ve posted last. Let’s just say I put this page and everything else, including my diabetes, on the back burner. It wasn’t the best, but I was riding the waves that life gave me. Luckily, I didn’t self destruct (nobody but GOD)!

But, now I am rededicating my self to this page, my health, my sanity, and the entire type 1 diabetes community! I would say that this is my resolution for 2018 but I suck at those. I will say it’s more so of a goal of mine, for I do have an end goal in sight. So far I have been doing pretty good; I’ve actually started using my Instagram page Being_Betic, created a Twitter CeeTheBetic, and resurrected my Tumblr Ceethebetic. I haven’t gone more than 2 days without being active so I have faith that I can stay active on Being Betic.

Another goal I have is to have an a1c lower than 7%. Right now my a1c s 8.5%. I see my Endo in 2 weeks, so we’ll see how I’m doing then. I’m not feeling to good about it, just because of the burnout I was experiencing.

I even got a new pump! I made the switch from the medtronic 530g to he 670g! I don’t have my sensors yet, but I’m not too stressed for I have to be sure I’m not gonna get lazy once I get the cgm! This is a process I’ll definitely keep you guys updated on!

26158931_545038555850938_5548515555025092608_n

Also, I know I posted about running a half marathon…..well I COMPLETED IT!!!!! I believe it took me about 3 hours and 28ish minutes! It wasn’t my goal time, but I did finish and I wasn’t the last to cross the finish line. I was soo proud of myself, even though it was hard and I didn’t perform how I wanted to, i signed up for another half marathon in April. I will actually be keeping my training updated here! I also did a bridge run as well!

While I was gone I also finished my first semester of my Diagnostic Medical Sonography program with 2 A’s and 2 B’s! I don’t think I have ever done that well in my entire college career or even high school. I think I am going to start a series looking back on my first semester and my new upcoming semester.

All in all I have exciting things coming my way, and I can’t wait to share it with my #diabuddies both new and old! Life has been good but it’s going to get better in 2018. I can feel it. I know God has an awesome plan for me and my family.

So you want to be a sonographer…

So a portion of this blog is going to be following my journey as I work to becoming a diagnostic medical sonographer. So with that I thought I would talk a little bit more about that. 

Recently the question of why I want to be in the medical field has been coming up a lot. I believe that my biggest influence comes from the many times my type 1 diabetes has led me to doctor visits and hospital trips. During those times I came in contact with many healthcare professionals who inspired me to want to help others.

So with that inspiration my plan is to go from being a Certified Nursing Assistant to a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer. After that I want to become a Certified Nurse Midwife and possibly get a masters in Public Health. Right now I think I am going to try and get registered in abdominal and ob/gyn sonographer, but we’ll see.

I hope to document this process because I know that once I got accepted into my program it was hard to find other people who talked about their process, whether on YouTube, blogs,or other social media sites. So I’m going to so others can have up to date information.

Well then…

… Well what do I say? It’s been eight months since I posted on this blog. Well let’s be honest, it’s been eight months since I have even looked at this blog. I don’t even know what happened. Let’s just say life happened.

Besides life I guess you can say that this blog itself was daunting. I created to be an outlet to cope, but didn’t realize how much that would take. To me it sounded like my life revolved around diabetes and diabetes was what I am. In reality that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Diabetes is one component of who I am and it doesn’t define me. With that being said, this blog won’t be strictly about my diabetes and pre-pregnancy journey but more so my life journey with diabetes. So look forward to getting to know more about Cee!

Now that I’m back let’s have a quick life update.

  • A1c is an 8.5! (I’ll take any progress)
  • I am headed back to school for sonography this Fall
  • I’m training to run a half marathon this November

I guess those would be the biggest things going on in life right now. Going forward I plan on, and will commit to, posting once a week.