Sunday, December 4, 2011

THE BACK SEAT...

I am ashamed to admit that Diabetes has taken a back seat to everything else lately. The new job, the house, the epilepsy medication. I have allowed Justin to run higher than usual. I have avoided making basal changes because I am to tired to get up and check more. I have allowed a site to stay in past 3 days(gasp!!). So you can imagine my stress knowing that our three month report card was scheduled for this week.

The prior three months were filled with constant lows. Constant "multi check nights" and double the stock in Juicy Juice. Three months ago... his A1C came back at a 6.4.

This time around we ran in the mid to upper 100's. Sometimes 200 with the occasional slight chance of a low. I fully expected his A1C to be back in the 7's. I fully expected a hang my head in shame for not doing better. Doing what I could; because to be honest... I turned my head and did nothing. A lot!

So how in the world did we get a 6.8???

I'll tell you that it is way less stressful to deal with him being a little higher than the constant lows we were having before. Those are just draining. I think I will try and keep that 6.8 around for a while and continue to focus on those stinky seizure meds.

9 comments:

Hallie Addington said...

Way to go, Lora! Sometimes it has to take a backseat and that's ok! J swears that the A1c is a not a cut and dry 3 months but actually a little longer than that. Who knows. But I agree- I will take numbers a little higher than constant, scary lows. Love you, girl! Miss u, too!

Meri said...

I'm glad you have confirmed that the world doesn't end when diabetes gets shoved in the back seat.

I'm so happy for you! Keep on rockin it mama! You found the sweet spot...lucky duck! You've been working so hard, you so deserved this rockin number!

Wendy said...

YAY!!!!!

Now beat epilepsy with a freaking glucometer and put that beast in its place.

Proud of you, my dear :)

The DL said...

That is fantastic news. Hopefully the number will re motivate you guys as well!

sky0138 said...

awesome a1c results!! I hope you get the seizure meds figured out soon and that you are able to find some time to relax too :o)

Sarah said...

sounds like a great plan...I hope the stinky seizure meds become less stinky as they find a better fit for him that doesn't have such scary side effects. ((HUGS))

Kelly said...

So glad that you were able to kick some "d" butt! Can you come over here and do it for me too! HA! Merry Christmas from my family to yours! xoxo

Anonymous said...

Great A1c! And you are right.... you have to address the lows. You have to factor in the activity level or if child is away from home and adjust the basals upward. Running higher than normal at times. Because that's just plain safe. Sorry you have to deal with seizure meds.... stinks big time. I hope you can get those meds adjusted so he is seizure free. It can be done. You will be able to figure it out, I know. You are not slacking off.... you are exhausted. Your body will take care of itself (not wake up to alarms, etc.) if you can't get some rest. Taking better care of yourself = taking better care of him. So hope someone can spell you out so you get in some naps this year.

Misty said...

I know I'm like a month behind here...but That's a great a1c! You must not have "turned your head" as much as you think you have. It is hard to maintain Awesomeness all of the time, ya know!!

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