Joslin Diabetes Center TrialNet today.
Recap Jack/Bigfoot Diabetes History so far:
August 2012: Jack = 1 antibody; Bigfoot = 1 antibody; Joe = too old
Fall 2012(?): Bigfoot ask pediatrician test Jack’s A1C. Normal, maybe 5.2?
Winter 2012(?): Bigfoot doctor test A1C because recurrent hmm’ hmm-hmm-hmm. Normal, maybe 4-something?
Fall 2012: Antibody count confirmed w. 2nd blood draw mailed from sketchy Rhode Island laboratory to Joslin in FedEx cold pack
No symptoms throughout year except for recurrent hmm’ hmm hmm hmm & Bigfoot feel tired post carbs but maybe always felt that way and just making big deal of nothing because obsessive?
Today: Find out 2012 Jack actually three antib; Bigfoot mistaken
Today also: height, weight, blood pressure, temperature, waist-to-hips ratio, blood draws for A1C, also check levels 5 antibs, also check for gene famous for protect against T1, and glucose tolerance test.
Preliminary questions for Study Director-Coordinator:
Maybe will the antibodies have gone away? The levels of each antibody can fluctuate, but it’s extremely unlikely that they’d go away completely. We just don’t see that happen
Is having three of the antibodies rare? More rare than one or none, but it doesn’t mean he’ll get diabetes
Will you tell us our blood sugars during the tests? Yes, but we only check three times with the glucometer. I’ll have the results from the official blood draws for you within two weeks
Do you have people here ALL of the TIME for TrialNet? Not ALL of the time, but I’d say at least once a week
Jack IV in lickety-split; Bigfoot IV problems. Kind White Scrubs Nurse gently suggest Tell me if it hurts. Just when begin think, “It kind of hurts, but she’s been pushing it in farther and farther and wiggling it around so much that I don’t want to complain because then she might start over and then all of this will have been for noth—” Bigfoot faint. IV out, White Scrubs Hello? Are you there? Are you there? Can you open your eyes? Bigfoot un-faint; Doctor enter. Blood pressure lying down, blood pressure sitting up, blood pressure standing up. Blood pressure kind of low but OK. Doctor diagnose vasovagal syncope, AKA fainting from being whimp. Have you ever fainted before?
BIGFOOT: Yes, a few times. But not lately. I fainted when I had an IUD put in
STUDY DIRECTOR, MPH: Me too!
BLUE SCRUBS NURSE, RN: So did I! Oh my gosh, totally fainted
WHITE SCRUBS NURSE, RN: I’ll be darned, you girls
DOCTOR: I don’t think you should be concerned. It’s quite common. This can happen sometimes to people who are very thin (<—really said! Love)
WHITE SCRUBS: I’m going to let Blue Scrubs take a turn at this. I think I hit a valve (<—Hurl! Conjure gristly chicken knuckle or sheep face shard found in rice, have to swallow for polite.)
Try again. Blue Scrubs pop IV right in. IV saline drip drip drip. Jack laughing, watching film
Crud. Just beating around bush. Should say result. Point of post is lure reader offer predictions. Please.
Cut to chase**.
Jack: fasting 102, 1h post drink 227, 2h post drink 124 (during test activity: watch Holes, complete diet questionnaire)
Bigfoot: fasting 95, 1 h post drink 264, 2h post drink 228 (during test activity: read Facebook, diet questionnaire)
Possible mitigating factors: data today = special IV tube blood + homestyle One Touch Meter, not pro scientist equipment. Science results (5 or 6? official BGs, A1C, protective gene yes/no, auto-antibody update) mid-August.
Consider also: vasovagal syncope raise BG? Thrilling reference “thin” raise BG? Didn’t sleep last night raise BG?
Every Google GTT result declare something along line of…
- Fasting: 60 -100 mg/dL (Jack FAIL by tiny bit; Bigfoot OK)
- 1 hour < 200 mg/dL (Both FAIL)
- 2 hours < than 140 mg/dL (Jack OK, Bigfoot FAIL)
Await official result. Too soon plan green giraffe Tallygear/ pump-accommodating lingerie/ T-slim vs. Ping. (Martyr opportunity = glossy new T-Slim Bubs; Bigfoot use battered Ping.) Just wait. Wait.
Meanwhile, if armchair endocrinologist enjoy prognosticate Bigfoot diabetes: probably Type 2, because no symptoms? Or Type 1 because no family history Type 2 (yes family history Type 1) + kale smoothies for maximum superiority + loathe Paula Deen? Or Type 2 for poetic justice for unnecessary/vehement dislike poor PD?
One other factor: often Bigfoot think will have gained weight from overeating but weight always same. Could be mild version of pre-diagnosis weight loss? Also this: for height, Bigfoot grow one inch. Thought impossible for adult grow taller? Could be haywire thyroid? Didn’t ask.
Other factor just remember: had dilated eye exam April; eyes fine. Would eye interiors reveal D? BUT…vision improved. That sound like D?
Know preferred frame of mind is “don’t worry in advance” and “there’s nothing you can do until you get the official results,” but too curious not poke this hornet nest.
**Although really, really wish continue because 2nd IV also not work (“Shoot. No blood is coming out of this one. I think she hit a bone”) and 3rd IV also not work unless hang IV arm and head over side of bed for gravitational assist while White Scrubs RN squat on floor w. syringe & lower arm massage up toward site & tourniquet & Bigfoot squeeze rubber ball. 2nd to last blood draw, feel warmth course down forearm, think Is White Scrubs peeing on me? Then hear Whoa. I made a mess. Then see blood -drenched forearm, favorite ponytail holder on wrist now soaked in blood. Not mention for complain nurse skillz, know not nurse’s fault, crazy veins. Mention for brag: vasovagal syncope syndrome not act up again. Because not needle whimp.