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Re: [IPp] Disappointing A1C's



I totally agree with Michael.  I was disappointed to find out Jeffrey's A1C
was 8 in October, but our wonderful endo very quickly put me in my place and
said that he was Very pleased because he Is a growing boy(2"since July) and
after all this was the lowest one we had ever had!  We have to be so careful
not to beat ourselves up!!!!
Laura, mom to Eryn,9, Jeffrey, 7,pumping since Feb.02, and Mary Glenn,5.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Tuesday, November 19, 2002 11:49 AM
Subject: Re: [IPp] Disappointing A1C's


> > Thanks Beverly,  I really needed to read a post like this one today!
> > Amelia's A1C came in at 7.8 again and we have worked so very hard to
> > get to 7 or below.  I looked at her records from 1 year ago, she
> > grew 7 inches in one year and is starting to develop so we have
> > stuggled to keep her level and adjusted basals almost every week.
> <snip>
>
> there really are no "good" or "bad" hbA1c's, just different.
> That said, 7.8 is GOOD for a growing child. As she get's older, it
> may be higher due to wild fluctuations in bg's caused by hormones,
> growth, activity, etc..... Think what it might be with no pump. A1c's
> in the teens are not uncommon among kids her age. Lily's a1c's have
> gotten into the 8's a couple of times, but the flip side is that she
> has always had a "normal" life, been active in sports, has good
> grades, and does not have any psychological hang-ups from having
> diabetes. I'm happy, she's happy.
>
> Michael
> email @ redacted
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