Firstly, she said an A1C test would not tell me whether or not I was pre-diabetic. Only the glucose tolerance test will tell us that, and she wouldn't worry about it. If I'm not, then no problem. And if I am then the recommendation would be to lose weight and exercise, which I'm already doing. She gave me the paperwork to get the test if I wanted it, as well as cholesterol and triglycerides, and some other blood tests for my hemochromatosis as well. She said it would be fine to wait until I reach goal and do the tests.
I am due for a mammogram this October, so she gave me paperwork for that, and also a bone density test referral. If you have certain conditions they are covered by our national healthcare but as I don't qualify I would have to pay for the test. And lastly she gave me the paperwork to get a liver ultrasound also related to hemochromatosis. So that I'll need to arrange soon, the mammogram later this year, the bone density whenever I want, and the blood tests when I reach goal. Glad it's not all due at once!
I asked whether I should take a multivitamin and she said given the amount and variety of veggies I eat, she wouldn't worry about that but she did feel I should take a calcium supplement with vitamin D. So I'll have a look for that this week. She'd also like me eating more fish and avocado, neither of which I care for. I have tuna once a week but that's all I'm allowed on the program right now.
On to tonight's training ... I did all my intervals again and thought about trying to jog a bit longer, but having read an article by a guy who said consistency and gradual improvement is key to avoiding injury, decided against it. I don't want to risk it. Next week I'll be increasing to 45 seconds and that's soon enough. I've got one more session at this level first.
So that's my day. Hope you all had a great one.