Saturday, June 6, 2009

Meter Reader

I went to my endo yesterday as a follow-up to me starting on the Novolog. Not only did she give me some good advice on splitting my bolus when I told her I was afraid of bagels, not only did she agree with me that BCBS is stupid, stupid, stupid and glady re-wrote my prescription to meet their requirements, not only did she do a thorough exam of my feet, not only did she take another A1C "just to check," not only did she ask really good questions about my numbers, but she wasn't annoyed that I hadn't written down any of said numbers. She just took my meter and thumbed through it herself. I didn't even have to tell her which buttons to push to access the info. My endo actually knows how to use a meter and isn't afraid to read it.

I like her a lot.

As always, more to come...


k2 said...

Sound like your Endo is "Right on!" so to speak!
Glad u had a successful visit & happy 2 hear your fear of bagels is subsiding ;)

Colleen said...

Sounds like my visit w/ the CDE last week. That's great!
Ok - so what's the bagel secret.
I've only been on the Novalog for a week.

Lora said...

The Bagel Trick: My endo says to bolus half the amount I would take for the bagel before I eat it, then bolus the other half about 1/2 hour after I eat it. She said that might do the trick, and that it works with pizza and other things as well. I know that might sound like common knowledge to most diabetics, but since I'm new on Novolog, I thought this was pretty good advice that I'm going to try. And since you're new on Novolog, too, Colleen, I'm sharing what I found out.