I saw the diabetic nurse this morning

So this morning, at 9 AM I had an appointment with the diabetic nurse.

She was a new nurse, I hadn’t ever met her before.

Her name was Angie, and she was really nice.

She weighed me, took my height measurements, checked my blood pressure, and she also checked my feet.

Everything was fine with my blood pressure and my feet.

Of course I need to lose weight, but I am still working on that.

We talked about the current meds I am on. I told her that I didn’t think the Trulicity was helping me much. She asked how much I was on, and when I said 3 MG she went very quiet. I asked her if everything was ok, and she said, who put you on 3 MG? I told her a GP had, not mine, but an American GP at the same surgery.

She told me that the 3 MG and the 4.5 MG doses of Trulicity weren’t licensed or legal in Ireland.

What? So all this time I’ve been taking an illegal dose of this med?

Anyway, she told me to go back to taking 1.5 MG of the Trulicity for now, but that she’d like to start me on Ozempic as soon as possible. Ozempic is the other med, that lowers blood sugar, and helps you to lose weight. Unfortunately, my pharmacy is having difficulty with getting it, so for now I cant start it.

Hopefully I’ll be able to start it within a month or two. In the mean time, she said she’d like to start me on another med, this one is a tablet, what it does it makes you pee a lot, so your literally peeing out the sugar in your body.

I have to take it first thing every morning. I am also still going to be staying on metformin and 1.5 mg of Trulicity for now until the Ozempic comes back into stock. Then I’ll go off the Trulicity once I go on the Ozempic.

I hope this is going to stabilize my sugars.

This morning when she took the reading it was 13.5, or 243 and that was a fasting blood glucose level.

That is way too high!

So I am hoping this new med regime might make it stabilize and go lower as it is high all of the time now, and I know that isn’t good on my kidneys.

I’ll see the diabetic nurse again in two months, but in the meantime, if the Ozempic comes back in I’ve to make an appointment with her, so she can show me how to give myself the shot.

Overall I am happy with the new regime, and with healthy eating, and exercise, things should hopefully start stabilizing.

Author: Carol anne

I am 40 years young. I'm blind and I have dissociative identity disorder, I also have complex PTSD. I blog about my life with these disorders. I live in Ireland.

15 thoughts on “I saw the diabetic nurse this morning”

  1. 😱 oh my.. That is a little high, fasting, too. I am on metformin slow release and dapagliflozin, which a lot of clinicians swear by.

    It’s funny when I first heard “diabetic nurse”. Makes me think that the nurse is actually diabetic 😅

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