The title happens to be my favorite song of his and its how I feel about what is going on with my health story these days. I feel like I am constantly waiting to turn the page to see what happens next.
I'm having tests for the presence of the BK virus weekly for awhile. It seems to be going in the right direction.
Serum BK Urine BK Creatinine
2/15 undetected 5.2 1.8
2/22 less than 2.6 4.5 1.8
3/1 4.2 1.9
I'm concerned that my creatinine has increased, but haven't heard that I need to decrease my immunosuppression.
I also had my C-peptide tested. My blood sugars have been surprisingly good and both doctors ordered C-peptide to check on my islet function. They have showed an increase.
July 0.14 1.59
September 0.87 1.49
March 0.37 2.17
normal C-peptide is 0.9 to 6.9
This is an interesting reflexion of what I am seeing on my pump statistics. I still need some basal insulin to keep me from going too high. But, I need much less bolus insulin. I'm getting some help from my islets in controlling the increase seen after I eat. I'm using about 9.5 units of insulin/day now. 83% is basal and 17% is from boluses.