Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Being a patient

So apparently I have diabetes. I went innocently enough to the doctor's office to ask about getting a sleep study for sleep apnea (which I probably have). So he's asking all these questions and running all these tests because it's the first time I've gone to the doctor's in years. My Hemoglobin A1c was through the roof. The hemoglobin A1c measures the average blood sugar over the last 120 days or so in your blood. Also I had a pretty high blood pressure in the office.

Now I'm checking my glucose (almost) every morning, supposed to be checking my blood pressure regularly so he can decide if I need an anti-hypertensive medication. My sleep study is scheduled, and I'm making calls to the insurance company to see if things are covered.

I guess I'm a set up for this. Even though I'm in my early 30s, I'm overweight, I eat poorly, diabetes and hypertension run in the family ... let me continue.

I don't think I'll like being a patient.


IML said...

Do take care. Losing weight is the 1st step towards controlling the situation.

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