John Kahane (jkahane) wrote,
John Kahane

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Diabetes Clinic Appointment

Home from the appointment with the endocrinologist this afternoon at the Diabetes Centre at the Riverside Hospital.

The appointment went as I expected, with a couple of side turns and twists. First off, my a1C has actually gone down somewhat, which is a good thing. There are no problems with my kidney functions, and a couple of other things are looking all right. Secondly, the doctor has taken me off Forxiga and has switched me to a new medication (approved in Canada only four months ago) called Jardiance. It does the same thing as Forxiga, supposedly, but "does it better"; however, it also has the same side effects, and may have others that aren't known as yet, since it's such a new drug. In addition, the doctor kept me on insulin (Lantus), and suggested I increase the dose a bit and see if that helps more with the sugar levels.

In the other news, the doctor took a look at my feet and toes and decided to refer me to a vascular surgeon to check a few things out. I'll have to wait for that appointment to be made, and see what happens. But it doesn't sound good.

And that's it from me for the day.
Tags: appointment, diabetes, diabetes clinic, doctor, personal, test results

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