Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Somedays I just wonder

OK, where to start with this one. Yesterday, Keith had an appointment with his doctore to follow up on his blood pressure and his meds, and to look again at his glucose levels cause the doctor mentioned they were "high" last time. So, he goes to the appointment, but although we had discussed him trying to get away with diet and exercise to control issues for now, I never mentioned to him what levels I knew were "good" versus bad, etc. Anyway, his HgA1C was 5.7 (which I know is in the normal range) and the doctor decided to put him on Metformin. And not just a minor dose to see what would happen but 2000mg a day within the first 10 days. . . .yeah, so I have been diagnosed type 2 for over 2 years, AND have had numbers as high as 9.1 when having blood tests done, and I take 2000 mg a day. Sounds kind of extreme, don't you think?

Well, we discussed it, I checked more of my information, and I emailed my sister-in-law who is an internist just to see what she looked with these numbers, and Keith decided he wants to just watch his blood sugar since I have a glucometer. Um, yeah, and it was 84 before dinner yesterday. . . without meds. Of course, today my battery died in the am, so we can't check it in the morning till tomorrow, but I am thinking he made the right decision for now. And I have an appointment with my doctor in late March so we will be having a discussion about this as well.

On another note. . .did you know it is National School Counselor's week this week? I had an inservice with principal and asst. principal today so we had some lunch, and I have been giving tootsie pops to my classes and anyone who stops by my office. Sometimes school counselors get a bad rap. Recently a radio station here said that "guidance counselors do that cause they can't do anything else". If I had not been driving I would have called to give them a piece of my mind. But, I know there can be "bad" ones out there. . .Just like in any other profession. I just don't like the idea that I fell into this cause I didn't know what else to do. I choose to do what I love, and this is it. So, thank your school counselor, or your kids, this week. I say they deserve it!!

1 comment:

Carol said...

Hey Chris, have you gotten the e-mails I've sent you? Haven't heard back and I was just wondering how your swap pages were coming along. Thanks!