Saturday, May 15, 2010
The Report Card for Mom and Dad....So to Speak
I got my dreaded "report card" yesterday from the Endocrinologist. It wasn't all bad, but I guess I went in knowing it wasn't going to all good either.
Love Bug's A1C was up from 8.1 to 8.7. Not great but not horrible for her age. Of course, not where I would like to see it. (considering just six months ago it was 7.7, we are definitely OUT of the honeymoon stage.) The doctor raised her basal rate to .200 up from .150, changed her breakfast I:C ratio and her ICF. Which I knew needed to happen a couple weeks ago. I'm glad my "mother's intuition" is still working. It also didn't help that Audrey grew a little over an inch in the past three months. Yikes, no wonder her jeans suddenly started to look short on her!
We also talked to our dietitian and decided, (much to my dismay) to keep a food diary for Love Bug. This way we can pinpoint what foods are making her blood sugar spike. We are also going to take into consideration the glycemic index with certain foods. I agree that it will be very helpful but I'm not looking forward to all the extra work it is going to entail. Hopefully, a combination of all these things will bring her numbers down.
Then there is the CGM. We now seriously considering it. Even though, for us, it would mean two separate devices for Audrey to "carry" around. My Doctor told me Animas has the technology, (pump integrated with CGM) they are just waiting for FDA approval. How accurate that is, I don't know but I wish they would just "hurry" up with it. Medtronic already has it integrated into their pumps so I wouldn't think it would be too hard. At least one would think..... Can you tell I am impatient about it?