Good news from my HIV specialist today. My a1c has dropped from ten percent last time to eight percent as of my last test just prior to Christmas, so my diabetes appears to be coming under control again. The scare raised my sugar-consciousness, with a little help from medications, and these are the preliminary results. I continue to monitor a couple of times a day, though, as there have been some spikes when I have been less careful eating.
HIV-wise, my CD-4 count is 370 (16%), but my viral load is up quite a bit to 77,000, albeit just one snapshot in time.
As trends go “Fletch” is very pleased with my turnaround and doesn’t need to see me again until the end of March and, without my asking (although I did get him to repeat himself), he is not putting me back on anti-retrovirals yet. I had anticipated that he might. Perhaps next time, as we see if my glucolse levels are indeed trending downward.
The doc thought I looked healthy, as so many others are saying I look, so I’m going to run with that until we meet again.