Some days I really feel like a miserable failure at controlling my diabetes! Being sick the last few weeks with a bad infection and having to go on antibiotics, steroids and anti-inflammatories have really taken a toll on my blood sugar. Before all this, I was starting to get some control back. I was doing good enough that I was down to 10 units of long-acting insulin at night after starting Glumetza. I was told at that point that if I could get down to 10 units and maintain an A1C within range of 5.6 to 6 then I could come off the insulin altogether and I did it!
Now though I am averaging about 12-15 mmol again and my Freestyle Libre is now estimating my AIC to be in the 10.2 range. It’s amazing how one infection over a 2 week period can throw everything off. I have to admit that even before getting sick I was starting to slip. I had switched from using my Libre reader to the new android app using my phone and NFC as it uploads directly to Libreview and cutting out some extra steps.