Tuesday, April 13, 2010

A1C going down...

Good news! We went to the Diabetes Clinic yesterday and Alyssa's A1C went from 8.3% to 7.8%! Just goes to show you the pump is working much better than insulin shots.

For those who don't know, here's a definition what A1C is:
a test that measures a person's average blood glucose level over the past 2 to 3 months. Hemoglobin (HEE-mo-glo-bin) is the part of a red blood cell that carries oxygen to the cells and sometimes joins with the glucose in the bloodstream. ...

Her goal for this past visit was to get below 8% (which we did!) and they want to keep her as close to 7% as possible so we keep her healthy long term.

When she was diagnosed she was 13.8%.

A child without diabetes runs around 4.6% on average.

Small victories.