In a way, I kind of like quarterly endo appointments. True, it's like a report card, where you can get "bad" grades (or at least we feel like we're getting bad grades as a pancreas stand-in), but for me it's also a start-over point, a fresh start. I know when I walk out of there, I've got a new set of basal rates, carb ratios and correction factors.
Yep, we walked out with new EVERYTHING. His A1C was still 7.7, which is perfectly fine, but looking at his average and his numbers, I know he can be in range more.
Oh, and Adam eats too many carbs. Whoops. THAT's where I felt like a bad mom. Trying to get a 5 year old to eat anything but carbs has been a challenge. My kids are the worst eaters...but this is a fresh start, right? I had Dr. Hahnke tell Adam directly that he needs to eat more healthy foods, fruits and veggies, etc.
Then Adam says, "But Mama, we can still get my donut after, right?"
Hahaha....*cough, cough* uh...we'll talk about that later honey. Busted in front of the endo!
We also got all of our paperwork filled out and signed for school. And and a script for EMLA. Did I mention we've been having issues with him letting me put Dexcom sites in? I'm not sure we'll use it, but I am glad to have it on hand just in case.
I also need to take Adam in for his yearly labs. It's a bit early, but he's been having some tummy trouble and I'm worried about Celiac. I'll take him in this week. Anyone ever used EMLA before a blood draw?
So, we are holding steady, and frankly with diabetes, that's all we can ask for some days. My goal in the next 3 months is to get him eating fewer carbs, more veggies and lower his A1C by a few points.