I went to the endocrinologist yesterday, which I'll talk more about later. But she told me three things that make me very happy:
- I should go ahead and start the paperwork necessary to get an insulin pump. I may not be able to get it until I've met some time requirements set by my insurance (6 months), but starting now means less waiting when I get to that point.
- She doesn't see any reason why I shouldn't be healthy enough to start trying to get pregnancy again by the end of the year, maybe even by fall. (Also, planning a pregnancy makes getting a pump approved much more likely!)
- She thinks we should see how much my improving blood sugar lowers my cholesterol before starting cholesterol medication. She seems to think there's a chance I won't have to take any at all until I'm older. *This is quite different from my GP's statement that she's never even known a diabetic who had their cholesterol sufficiently under control without medication. If my cholesterol improves enough that my endo doesn't think I need meds, I may take the middle road: Wait until I'm done having babies, then take the meds if my GP still thinks it's warranted.)