I went to Chicago this weekend for yeartly metabolic testing. This time the results weren't exactly what I wanted to see.
The first test, an oral glucose tolerance test, my blood sugar spiked at 216, which isn't all that bad, but it ended at 152 when it should have been under 140. They also said that my c-peptides were high. Really high. like 9.6 when the upper end of normal is around 3.4.
Once again I don't think they really know what to do with me because they're not sure why I get the results I do. They've mentioned that it could very well be my weird anatomy and whacky vasculature, but like I said. they're not sure.
I have two more sets of metabolic tests to be done in June and hopefully they'll be more normal like. We'll see, until then I haven't been told to change anything.
On the non islet front, I was diagnosed this past week with frozen shoulder. It's fairly common with people that have type 1 diabetes and I'm not sure what triggered it, but I start physical therapy this week. yay
Dr. O at UIC has reluctantly said I can use Motrin if I need it during P.T as long as I drink a lot of water to help protect my kidneys. Nsaids in combination with immunosupression medications are harsh on the kidneys.
Yet another good reason for islet cell encapsulation to be approved for human trials soon. And that sadly takes funding on a national and private level, neither of which are free flowing in the current economy.
we all want a cure, no one wants to fund it.
btw. this months donation goes to CellmatesOntheRun because Dr. O ran in the Boston Marathon on Monday. And how else to I say thank you for being a crazy person that runs all the time to raise money for people like you and me?