Saturday, March 21, 2020

Managing Diabetes During Covid-19

Baptism by fire, and managing diabetes during Covid-19 in Seattle.

An endocrinologist is interviewed in the Seattle area. This is a very good article on dealing with diabetes patients, without seeing them in the doctors' offices.

This is a four page report. The first page is mostly an introduction. Click on pages 2, 3 and 4 on the left hand side near the bottom of the pages.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Doctors and A1C's

Doctors and A1c's
My A1c's have been in the 5.4-6.4 range for almost 20 years. My internal med doc wanted me in the 5.5-6.0 range, and he wanted me to avoid lows. That is impossible, but I never convinced him. Then I started seeing endos in 2007. They wanted me in the 6.0-6.5 range, without lows. That is certainly more feasible, but I still have some lows. My previous doc does not like the A1c's now being greater than 6.0. My endo likes my current A1c's, but she thinks I can avoid lows. I cannot satisfy either doctor. I just sit there and smile. They smile back at me, and write my prescriptions. Then we wish each other well, and that is how all my office visits go. I have been my own doctor for many years.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

My Book Published in 2010

I was diagnosed with diabetes in 1945, when I was 6. I published my book in 2010 after completing 64 years with type 1 diabetes. You can find the book on Amazon.