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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Chicago and Back Again

I just returned from Chicago after my quarterly bit of fun. This visit involved two glucose tolerance tests, a CIMT (ultrasound of the carotid arteries), an abdominal ultrasound and an ekg. I did not however see Dr. Transplant. He is after all a transplant surgeon and can't always plan when organs are going to be available, so he was in surgery.

Going by the accuchecks that were done during the glucose tolerance testing I can pretty much guess that all is well in isletland. The ultrasound on the other hand is one of those things that just can't be judged by the testing itself, cause I know about my situs inversus (backwards innards) and polysplenia syndrome (too many spleens) and the other odd things associated with them (you can look those up yourself if you are so inclined) but the radiology tech didn't so ultrasound took a long time and there was much discussion about said goofiness. That being said I never really can tell if they're discussing new findings or just interesting (only to medical dorks, erm, professionals) findings,

My CIMT was good. This I know, because Paul over at Radiant Research said I have nice open arteries and that's a good thing boys and girls. CIMT is an ultrasound of the carotid arteries. The health of your carotid arteries reflects the health of your coronary arteries so clean carotids = clean coronaries.

When I get other labs back like A1c and such I shall post more. Promise ;)

Last but not least on my agenda tonight before I hit the hay, Amber, one of the awesome nurses over at UIC clinical research center is going to be running in the Chicago marathon with CellmatesOnTheRun. Her goal is to raise $1500 and she's almost there, so pretty please help her out and help diabetes research too!

Amber's fundraising site can be found here.



1 comment:

Kathy said...

Congrats on your good check-up. You are such a good inspiration for me.