At diagnosis, Matthew was 13.7
Goal: Anywhere in the 7's. (That goal will drop into the 6's when he's older.)
Today's magic number: 7.2 Hurray!!
For those of you that don't know what an A1C is....it's basically a 3 month blood sugar average. The lower the number, the fewer long-term complications. People without diabetes usually have an A1C of about 5%.
When Matthew was diagnosed, his sugar was averaging 370. (Remember, his blood sugar goal is 70-180.)
Now, he's averaging around 154. It would have been even better if we weren't having these late nights highs recently. (We came up with a new Lantus plan.)
AND....remember the steroids? Took his sugar through the roof!!! At his appointment, they told us a 7.2 A1C while on steroids is totally awesome!
On another note, going into the appointment, I was a little concerned about Matthew's weight. He's not gaining. But he's not losing either. Anyway, they weren't worried because he's grown nearly an inch since March! He's 75% on height and 50% on weight.
Still a goofball, but a pretty healthy kid nonetheless!
One other sidenote....our sweet dog Twister is sick again. (Her issues started long before this blog.) We would appreciate any doggie prayers. Here's our fantastic pup! Okay, she's really 12, but she'll always be a pup to us! : )