Well, it’s that time of year again – today was time for my seven-month review at which I’m poked, prodded and vampiric amounts of blood removed from my arm for analysis. My feet were jabbed and I was blinded by the flashes of the retino-eye-camera-blindy-thing-whatsit (I’m sure it’s got a slightly more formal name).
Anyway all that aside, the figure we care about is, of course, the A1C – the roughly three month average of how good, or bad, a diabetic you’ve been. This time, mine was 6.3 – down from 6.5 in March. And all done on MDI – none of this pump malarkey. As Alan Partridge would say, “Back of the net!” Top right hand corner! I give you permission to bask in the glowing glory of my personal A1C magnificence!
While I was there, I also had a chat with the doc about my peaky mornings (I start at about 5, put in 8 units of humalog 20 minutes before a small breakfast and still end up at 13 two hours later). So we’re having a crack at using the slightly newish Apidra – which is made by the same chaps as everyone second favourite long-acting insulin Lantus.
Apparently Apidra kicks in a bit quicker than Humalog (which is pretty quick in itself) so it might be useful for trimming the top off the morning peak. Anyway, I’m going to give it a go and see what happens. Rest assured, beloved readers, I’ll report back with the results in due course.