Tuesday, December 1, 2009

HGB-A1C Blood Test and Chem Panel

I have some good news. I called and demanded a blood test be done for my sugars. The test I demanded is the HGB-A1C. This test will tell how my body has handled sugar in the last 6 months. I also found out that Metformin can cause liver damage. I did not know this. With this new information I am going to have a chem panel done to check my liver function. After I called and spoke to the nurse she told me she would go over this with the doctor and call me back. She called me back about one hour later and informed me the doctor has approved me having the blood work and she would mail me the lab slip today and I should get it by Wednesday. So I will be having the blood draw on Thursday. I am not sure how long it will take to get the results but I will be finding that part out soon. I am just thrilled to be getting the tests finally done!! Well that is all for today.

Baby Dust to ALL!!!
 

7 comments:

Dawn said...

Congrats on sticking up for yourself and demanding these simple tests be done. Anxious for the results!

Rach said...

Great news! Hope the results come back good. It would offer a little peace. Keep us posted.

Wes and Dani said...

Good. I'm glad they are finally doing something! Your comment about Metformin freaked me out a little...I hate that stuff, by the way. I stopped taking it last week (again) because it was making me SOOOooo sick! Why is this all so hard!?

Nicole said...

So happy you are able to get these tests done. Looking forward to hearing how your results are.

Jen said...

Good for you for insisting on this test. I am surprised though, that it would be hard to get this test done! So weird. Praying for good results!!

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