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[IP] Re: A1C Numbers and How They Compare to Blood Sugars


Yes, the numbers can be skewed because of too many hypos, as well as highs.
That's the problem with averages.  This is where a Continuous Glucose
Monitor would tell the real picture.  Best wishes in getting a pump for
Joshua.....I think it will make both your lives so much easier.  Is it your
doctor or insurance company who won't approve the pump?

dx'd 3/02, pumping 8/02

----- Original Message -----
From: "Shelley Valentine" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Cc: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Tuesday, March 25, 2003 3:43 AM
Subject: Re: A1C Numberd and How They Compare to Blood Sugars

> Shawna -
> But are the numbers skewed because of too many hypos?  This is always our
endo's concern when Joshua's A1C is 6.7.    So it doesn't take into account
your "too many" lows making up for extreme highs.  I want a "picture" of
Joshua's highs/lows on a daily basis.  I don't give a rat's patoot about his
> My deep apologies to those who have achieved great A1C and are proud . . .
you have to have measurable goals - those are yours to achieve.  I want
"flat, rolling plains", instead of "Rocky Mountain Highs and deep gorges".
Hence the fight to get the pump!
> Shelley
> --
> Mom to Joshua, 3, dx'd. @ 20 mos. & Jessie 21
> western Massachusetts
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