Tuesday, March 10, 2009

A1C

After many frustrating attempts to blog today- I think, at last, I'll get it done!  
Jeff took Jada to her endo appointment on Monday and it went very well. Her A1C ended up right at 8 %- I'm happy with it because in my mind, we just haven't had the best control lately.  Definitely shooting for a better number next time around and I think it's going to take adjusting her numbers even more than the doctor did on Monday.  Overall, the dr. gave us a good report and was happy with how Jada is doing.  As a mom, I feel like I really missed out by not being there and feel somewhat out of the loop.  
Her correction factor was lowered to 100 from 105 and with the exception of breakfast, her insulin to carb ratio was lowered from 1:35 to 1:30.  Her breakfast insulin to carb ratio was drastically lowered from 1:35 to 1:15!!   And still- this morning she spiked over 300 and  she had her shot 15 minutes before she ate!! So, I'm thinking we're going to have to do some more tweaking with her breakfast numbers.  If we can get her midmorning spikes under control- I think we can get a much better A1C next time, because they tend to set the tone for the day.
So- there it is.  I'm so proud of Jeff for taking her on his own along with 3 other busy kids!  I just wish I could have been there!

4 comments:

Wendy said...

GOOD JOB! 8 is great :) This coming from a mom who had a kiddo in the 8's for almost 2 years. Keep up the GREAT WORK!

Jill said...

Amy, you're doing great! :) Even though you missed it, it was a good break for you. Hopefully the dose changes will kick in and she'll come back in range!

Penny said...

Those mid-morning spikes used to get us too. Riley has his lowest insulin to carb ratio of the day at breakfast. Without it, he'd spike every time.

Lori said...

It is always an experiment and you are doing great!! Even if you were not able to make the appt, you are still the scientist managing the semi-mechanical controls and you are a great Mom too.