type 1 diabetes

2 articles tagged as type 1 diabetes

Sorry about all the family posts this week, it’s just been on my mind recently with summer in full swing. We’re headed to the Endo today for our quarterly check-up for David. Basically this check up will tell me how I’m doing as a mother. They take what’s called an Hemoglobin A1C test. Which in plain English means that they’ll run a test that is like he’s had his blood glucose levels tested every 30 seconds for the last 3 months. The average is given as a percentage, our target range for David is anything below 8.9%. When David was diagnosed, he was at 14% – BAD! In March I got him down to a 5.9% with 64% of our blood glucose readings in range, 21% high, and 15% low. AWESOME! This time around I’m a little more nervous. David has come …

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So it’s inevitable that poor eyesight and genetics play a dominant role in both our families resulting in the need for lenses among many family members. I’m just a little surprised that I haven’t thought about my own children’s vision until recently, when in contrast I had eye surgery the first time at 18 months and the second time at 3 years to help correct my own crossed eyes. Needless to say, with diabetes playing into the mix as well, it will become a reality probably sooner than later that Dave (the 4 year old who almost knocked out his teeth on Monday) will have to get lenses for vision. He complains sometimes that he can’t see very well, and occasionally when I’m pointing a very large moose out on our drive home, he will miss it by a mile. We’re told …

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