Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Good News.....or is it?

Do you ever find it frustrating going to the doctor? I think sometimes I want my doctor to have diabetes, so they would understand what they ask of their patients. I think it is truly hard to understand if you are not experiencing. 

Today I was in for a renal checkup. I do like my doctor, he tells it like it is. I like that! I did the ever-so-exciting 24hr urine collection and was told it was protein free. Excellent news! 

BUT, I was then told that my HA1C could stand to be lower. I was proud of my 6.8% HA1C, but was told it needs to be lower. I was proud of my 113/68 blood pressure, but was told it was not consistently that low and needed to be closely monitored. 

I will take all this advice and create positive changes in my lifestyle, but it was a lot of information to digest in one visit! 

Bottom line, no protein in my urine :)


Donna said...

Congratulations on the "no protein" thing. That's great!

Your other results sounded pretty good, too.

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