Been a funny old year. BG's started rising back before the heatwave so finally admitted I needed to raise my basal (I was reluctant as I thought 80 units were quite enough
) so started off raising by 4 units every 3 days & ended up with 136 units, split into 4 injections every am. Got to where I was happy 3 weeks before my A1c end of Sept which came back as 47 yay! DSN was very happy but doesn't want it to go down any more, I on the other hand want to get to as low as I can without hypos
I had a FBC at the same time and DSN was very puzzled as it looked as if I was taking too much Levothyroxine even though she knows I've never taken it. She had a word with a GP who said to repeat the blood test in 2 months time. Just had the results & yes I've got an overactive thyroid, wonderful, just what I needed, another chronic life threatening condition
So GP started me on 15mg Carbimazole once daily with dire warnings to return immediately if I get a sore throat, great, right in the middle of sore throat season too
The curious thing is BG's are dropping unusually (not quite hypo yet) I've googled the Carbimazole & can't find anything relating to falling BG's & traditionally my BG's usually rise when it's cold (mind you, they usually fall when it's hot & they definitely went up in the heatwave, 37 degs in my garden for a few days, almost unbearable.) Although I am now wondering if the original rise back in the summer was actually the thyroid starting to play up as hyperthyroid is supposed to raise BG's.
GP has referred me to an Endo but last time I waited around 9 months as Endos are like hen's teeth around here.
So keeping a close eye on BG's in case I need to drop the basal again & looking out for a sore throat, not quite the Xmas present I was hoping for.