So the date is set. My first HbA1C test since renewing my commitment to diabetes will happen on May 11th. I am equal parts excited and nervous. Excited because the numbers will be proof of how far I have come. I am nervous because what if the number is higher than I think it will be, as it is right now I have an app on my phone that gives an estimated HbA1C but what if the estimate is way off.
I know that I am doing much better and right now the app tells me the score is 8.3. Perfect? No, the score should be less than 7 but considering that the level was a 13 just 2 and a half months ago I will take the 8.3 as a good start and motivation to do even better.
It is a fasting test which means no food or drinks besides water for 8-10 hours before the test. I have fasted before it wasn’t terrible but it is when I was not watching my diet so I would stuff my face after. This time is different, I will only be able to eat within my diet. The good thing is most of the 8-10 hours will be spent sleeping. My biggest concern is no coffee until after the test.
No coffee, no food makes Patrick a cranky boy.
They are also going to do a C-peptide test as well. My doctor wants to see if I am producing any insulin at all (doubtful) but if I am she might put me on oral medication to help regulate my blood glucose. I really am willing to try anything at this point. As I mentioned before I am drinking 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar before bed because I read that it helps. It does not go down without a fight.
Anyway, in the interest of honesty I will post all about my score when I get it. I hope it is where I expect it to be.