Wow, it has been over a month since I posted. Sheesh! I did not think I would let this slide as much as it did. Ok, where to begin, where to begin?
Starting on with the diabetes side of things, last time I wrote about changing basal rates because I was getting a lot of lows. Well, I tried the changes, and they worked for the most part. Some days Pattern A was the way to go, and some days Pattern B was the way to go. And after a month of this, what pattern am I using? Yup, you guessed it, I am back using the Standard Pattern that I started off with. You see after all of tests and fumbling and trials, it turns out my existing rates are still pretty solid. Now mind you that doesn’t mean I won’t try switch rates again in the future, as needs dictate but overall my standard pattern is working for me. I did just get back from my endo and my A1C is at 7.2 which I am most happy with. It was 7.1 last time and a +0.1 I can live with most definitely. She was happy that I decided to experiment and was taking charge of what I saw as a pattern developing (lows mostly overnight) and she was very supportive of me staying with status quo. She did make some suggestions about overnight insulin needs that I will try next week, basically bumping my 3AM-6AM basal up to 1.15 units/hr from 1.10 units/hr just to see if it helps with my morning highs.
As you can see here, my averages have been ok for the last 4 weeks, well at least I am happy with them.
So what else has been going on in the life of Nairby you may ask? Well, let’s see. Most of the balance of August and start of September was taken up with my office move. My office moved to a whole new building, a NEW building that was basically an empty floor 3 months ago. We had to move our entire main office (~150 people I think) in a weekend. This was no small feat. We had to move an entire data center, computers, phones, and people over to the new location, get them all setup and test it all out in less than 72 hours. And you know what? We did it. It was a loooooooooong weekend but we did it. The new digs are very nice and for the first time in 11 years I have a window to look out of. I can see sunlight! The last few years I have been stuck on the inside of the building in IT Center lovingly refered to as the dungeon. Nothing like no natural light and constant hum of air conditioning to make your soul soar! (can you sense the sarcasm there?) Anyways, that move was a huge deal for a long time and I am glad it is done and I can move onto bigger and better things.
September is also my birth month. So my wife and I celebrated my birthday the only way I wanted to…at Disneyland, just the two of us. We got there before the park opened and had a great time. Almost all of the rides were walk ons. My first ride?