Sorry I've been so sporadic in responding lately. I've been in the throes of DIY home remodeling. Finished the bathroom floor yesterday all by myself (Yay!).
Anywhoooo... my problem seems to be with trying to get my darn blood tests done. I plan to eat an evening snack at the 12-hour fasting mark (i.e. 9:00PM if I plan to get my blood tested at 9:00AM). Problem seems to be that no matter what time I go - anywhere between 7:30AM-12:30PM - I have to wait 20 minutes to 2 hours! It's been crazy here lately!
I seem to be having difficulty this time around: went hypo during the night the first time, went to the lab the next day to try again, realized I'd forgotten the requisition slip on the front table, after getting it and returning to the lab I was told the wait was 75 minutes minimum (this was at 12:00 noon!). I just couldn't do it. I had to eat.
I'm going to try again tomorrow. I'm shooting for 8:30AM. I think I can hold out a bit longer in the morning than I can closer to lunch. Guess I can skip one meal but not skip a meal then delay the next.
Is this a Type 1 thing (like an insulin to carb to ratio to timing thing as usual)? Or do others experience it as well? Any suggestions? I wish I could make an appointment but, the labs don't work that way for blood draws here (that I know of).
I usually give myself a 3-4 day buffer and tomorrow is the last day I can go to have the results for my appointment on Friday. Wish me luck
- Phishbowl (Type 1 since Jan'05 - Levemir, NovoRapid)
"What's Not Measured Is Not Managed"
"It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows"-Epictetus