Firstly, I must apologise for the lack of any posts over the last three weeks, I have been away on vacation and have had very limited access to the internet.
Following on from my previous posts “In the Meantime I’ll Sit in the Shadows: Part 1 & Part 2” I can now say that my test results are in. All tests came back within normal limits much to mine and my family’s relief… further tests were ordered but I vetoed them, explaining thoroughly when I had them last. Much to my DSN’s surprise I was correct and all of those results were also within normal limits meaning we are now back to square one.
Now, this may sound rather topsy-turvy to you all but, as relieved and happy as I am about having the all clear (now three times over!) it also means that I am no further along in my quest for answers and support from my Consultant. This leaves me a little unstuck, unsure of where to turn next and with an added weight (really could do without that considering my predicament!) on my shoulders. :/ So the story continues…
Next, let me share my experience of the 20% basal drop I took. As I explained in the last post in August; my DSN advised me to try a drop in my basal rate across the whole 24 hours. An attempt to reduce insulin resistance combined in a neat little experiment. So far and so good, until now nothing has really changed in my BG control despite the loss of 10+ units daily. A surprising result.
Dare I reduce further? Possibly.
The next blog post already has a theme and I am very excited to let you guys know that I have been invited to attend the EASD conference in Berlin on Tuesday October 2nd 2012 along with Ninjabetic and the creator of GBdoc. The conference is being held by Animas (a branch of the J&J family) and is aimed at getting to know the role of social media in Diabetes care and why we bloggers and #doc do what we do. Sure to be many interesting views shared! I will post about what was discussed, any news on up and coming ideas/products and general information given.
Looking forward to sharing all our findings with you! Please follow me on Twitter @DanieLouize for live tweet’s from the conference.
Speak soon, Danie.