I saw my endo today. He was just as puzzled as I am by my recent insulin resistance. He said he’s encouraged by the fact that I was able to get my rates and ratios to a point where I am back under control, but he’s stumped as to why in the course of a few days I could get to a point where I suddenly need 10-15 more units of insulin per day.
He ordered my regular bloodwork, but also is having a few other tests run to check some other hormone levels and see if something hormonal is ‘off’. That includes my TSH levels, which up until now have been normal…but I do have a history of hypothyroidism in my family and I was exhibiting goiter a few years ago, which seemed to resolve itself shortly after.
My HbA1c is up a tiny bit from 5.5% to 5.6%, but that’s perfectly fine – my goal is to keep it under 6% for the rest of my life. (It’s been under 6% since December of 2010!)
The best part? Being told I was his ‘poster child for great control’. Just 5 years ago I was most likely his nightmare patient!