Last week I asked:
How far is your one-way trip to the endo?
This week I have a question about your child’s A1c.
I come away from some endo appointments feeling a bit triumphant if I’ve managed to get Q’s A1c down…or held it steady. But it’s so deflating when it goes up. Sometimes we can blame growth hormones, or illness. But sometimes us D-Moms and D-Dads feel like we’ve done everything we humanly can and we still don’t like the number that comes up.
At the endocrinologist this month, Q’s A1c held steady at a number that I wasn’t happy with. I’m not sure what to do to bring it down. And the nurse practitioner we saw was not very much of a help, but that’s a post for another day!
All I know if that it’s sometimes good to see what other A1c’s are because you see that you are not alone.
So my question this week is:
What was your child’s most recent A1c?
From the responses, it looks like about 50% of d-kids (who’s moms and dads read D-Mom Blog) have A1c’s between 7 and 8. I know that our endocrinologist recommends that our six-year-old have an A1c under 8.0. Not that we are
ever always in that range!
I’d love for you to leave a comment telling me how you feel when you hear your child’s A1c. And you’ll have to see the next Sunday Survey question that this week’s topic prompted.
Have an idea for a Sunday Survey? Please let me know.