My previous insurance used a national lab which posted results on-line and my Dr. was hooked into their system, the turn around was about 24 hours. My current insurance uses a different national lab which either does not post their results for the Dr. to download or my Dr. is not on their system. It takes 5-7 days to get results depending upon holidays, weekends and mail carrier schedule. At the least it is exasperating.
You may check with your insurance and Doctors office to see if there is a lab which has a better turn around time.View Thread
I enjoy popcorn 2 or 3 times a month. One of the reasons I love popcorn is because I am an expert at the hand to mouth thing and it doesn't run my blood sugar up. So I get lots of hand to mouth, crunchy-salty satisfaction.
It sounds like you have some serious burns to your feet. I would follow up with your regular doctor and not take any chances. Do not pop any blisters and watch for signs of infection.
If you should have a fever, have uncontrolled pain or not able to control your blood glucose with your normal means, please go back to the ER on the double.
I am NOT a medical professional, these are my opinion only. Please do follow up with your doctor and let us know how you are doing.
my best to you
ps: why were you not wearing any shoes? I wear light weight canvas sneakers in the house just for that little bit of extra protection.....not enough support for all day but just enough to protect my tootsies from the corners of walls and splatters in the kitchen. ( I am not yelling at you, but we all know how important healthy feet are to our well being.)View Thread
I haven't done it with meds but I was uninsured for close to a year and while I saw it coming I stocked up on test strips. I ran out and did not test for about 3 months. Found my A1C jumped about half a point. I couldn't imagine what could have happened if I had stopped or lowered the med dosage.
I have been on the same dosage glyburide and metformin for about 5 years and my morning numbers have been pretty consistent for a long time, usually 95 - 110. A couple of months ago the pharmacy changed the company they get the glyburide from and about the same time my morning numbers jumped to the 130-150 range and I have been struggling to get them back down. I checked with the pharmacy to see if I had the correct pill and dosage and they confirmed I did. My diet has changed for the better if anything because I am more aware of what I am eating to try to get these numbers down.
I am not sure if I should try refilling the prescription and try a new batch of glyburide or be calling the doctor. (3 month refill)
We will be in the high 90's to low 100's this week, the problem is I live in the desert and our humidity is really high this year. It is getting tiresome, I am looking forward to fall. We have the same icky smell here as you Haylen but are about 100 miles closer to the source.
The most memorable gift? I received an automobile gas cap for my 22nd birthday from my father. My stepmother was horrified but I couldn't have been happier. I bought my first new car a few months before my birthday and almost immediately lost the gas cap. Unfortunately my budget was so tight I couldn't afford a replacement from the dealership and had to settle for the $2 special from the local discount store. Dad knew what that car meant to me and really pulled through!View Thread