Friday, July 29, 2011

Endo Appointment

Today we saw our very favorite nurse practitioner and there was good news along with.....a lecture/pep talk.

First, we got the good 'ole A1C number.

Drum roll please.  6.5

And of course, the best part is that we haven't had a lot of lows.  Still quite a few highs, but since we're quick to correct them, the A1C is good.  A huge blessing.

I also got my questions answered.  (FYI, I was right on the correction--go me!)

However, before the appointment was over, I did get a mini-lecture from the CDE.  Not because I'm doing a bad job---quite the opposite:  she doesn't think I give myself enough credit.  Neither does Kevin.

Sigh.  It's probably true. 

I don't know.  Who knew being a pancreas could be so...emotional?

I left the office, so happy about the A1C and yet....it doesn't change anything. Matthew still has diabetes. 

After his appointment, we went out to lunch.  We still had to count carbs, check his BG, bolus.  (And we ended up at 290.)

There's just no break, even with a good A1C. 

Don't get me wrong.....I'm happy about our success this past 3 months.  I think I've done a great job! 

But it's hard to celebrate when the job never ends....you just start working on the next A1C.

Diabetes is still here.

11 comments:

Penny said...

Congrats on the A1C! You DO work hard and should pat yourself on the back, this is hard work Mama! You done good!

Lora said...

That A1c is awesome!!

This is the pot calling the kettle black here, but you are a FANTASTIC pancreas!!! You shouldn't be hard on yourself... NONE of us asked for this, yet we stood up and took it on without question because we ARE great moms and we love our kids. (((HUGS))) to you. Kisten to your CDE and give yourself the credit you deserve.

Nikki of Our Diabetic Warrior said...

Congratulations Tracy! You do an awesome job as an artificial pancreas! Are you for hire?

traveller said...

Woot-woot!

traveller said...

woot-woot! Go Tracy!

Denise aka 'Mom of Bean' said...

Right there with you. I have a hard time giving myself credit, too.
You totally deserve a pat on the back...with that A1c you are a rockin mama pancreas!!

Amy said...

WTG on that A1C.

I often leave the endo's office with very mixed feelings. I've just come to expect it. I even broke down in tears once because the endo lectured me about being too hard on myself and stressing too much.

Cherise said...

Way to go!!

Lorraine of "This is Caleb..." said...

Congrats, congrats, congrats!

D has a way of stealing the thunder, doesn't it? Don't let it! Keep thinking of the 6.5 and smile. Smile huge!

Holly said...

That's awesome! Don't stress, it raises your blood sugar. ; ) heehee
You are doing a great job, and yes, you have the next one to work on..we all do. : ) But for now..enjoy!! : )

Jules said...

i have no idea where my comment went, if it infact posted..
i just wanted to say its tough being a pancreas, even without a good a1c, you are still doing a GREAT job xx.