Mom Wants A Diabetes Cure

Saturday, September 20, 2008

I Don't Know How We Managed That

This summer royally sucked as far as Brendon's numbers go. We saw numbers in the upper 400 to 300 range on a regular basis....just about daily. I don't think a day went by where there weren't those kind of numbers in the mix. There was a week where his numbers ranged from 490 to no lower than 300.

He had some blood work done for his last appointment to see how his cholesterol was doing and they did his A1C at the same time.

I had been convinced all summer that his A1C would be in the 8 range. Completely convinced and so I became at peace with it because we did the best we could. Sometimes you just have to let it go and be at peace.

When we saw his A1C on the results sheet it was:


I'm friggin happy about that right now.


  • I can't tell you the endless number of times when I have "let it go" and still gotten a reasonable AlC. I consider 7.6 reasonable.
    Stay the course. No effort is ever wasted!

    By Blogger Minnesota Nice, at 9/20/2008 7:39 PM  

  • Sweet! Got. To. LOVE. That!

    Allie (she's 14 and so of course, is invincible) is still bringing down her 9.7 (eeek!). She's down to 8.2 ... getting there ... slowly.

    Did I mention teens are not fun sometimes?

    --sandi in az

    By Blogger bob marley & lucy liu, at 9/20/2008 7:41 PM  

  • "No effort is ever wasted"...that couldn't be more true. Thanks :)

    I'm not looking forward to his teen years. I think getting down to an 8.2 is pretty awesome considering the hormonal turmoil her body is going through right now!!

    By Blogger Shannon, at 9/20/2008 7:53 PM  

  • You should be friggin happy!
    Nice going Shannon and Brendon!!
    We need to meet - lunch one day?? Maybe we can get Lea too??

    By Blogger Colleen, at 9/20/2008 8:01 PM  

  • I'm in! :)

    7.6- that was Noah's last A1C :)

    By Blogger Lea, at 9/20/2008 8:17 PM  

  • Way 2 go!

    By Blogger k2, at 9/21/2008 3:56 AM  

  • HI, I read but have never posted before. Dana--- Son,James age 10 Type1
    Wow I don't even want to look at his numbers and evaluate my role in them 90 % of the time. I do I just don't like to. You are very on top of it. We are struggling to get James' A1-C down form a 9.7 as well.

    It's a hard process.

    good job!

    By Blogger Dana, at 9/21/2008 3:38 PM  

  • Good job Shannon :)

    You often wonder how it happens - you prepare for the worst and then a good a1c number appears and out of the relief (as wonderful as it is) you're thinking "how did THAT happen?? We've been battling highs forEVER!"

    I'm glad to hear it was a good appointment :)

    By Blogger Jamie, at 9/21/2008 5:09 PM  

  • Wow... that is so awesome, Shannon.

    Nicely done. :-)

    By Blogger Sandra Miller, at 9/21/2008 6:21 PM  

  • I don't know what the numbers mean, but I'm glad you are happy with it!! And sorry you had a rough summer !

    By Blogger Life As I Know It, at 9/21/2008 10:35 PM  

  • Awesome A1c! I'd take a 7.6 any day.

    By Blogger Carey, at 9/22/2008 9:47 AM  

  • Nice!

    By Blogger Scott K. Johnson, at 9/22/2008 11:34 AM  

  • I'm convinced something is up with the A1c tests that we don't know. Is it a 3 month average where all 3 months contributed equally? Is it a bell curve? I've had times we just nailed it yet the A1c was higher than times where we knew we were in trouble. Very few times does it actually make sense.

    One thing is for damn sure, I'm just tired of always having it hang over my head.

    By Blogger Brett, at 9/22/2008 12:14 PM  

  • I want a cure for diabetes too - especially juvinile diabetes. I learned more than I ever wanted to know about this miserable disease when my g randson was diagnosed with it at age 4. He is 10 now and doing reasonable well on the pump.
    For all you moms and dads dealing with this, you have my sympathy. Numbers, numbers, numbers, the highes, the lows, the sleepless nights.

    We particiated in the 3 mile walk to raise $$ for the cure recently. I pray that it will be soon.

    By Blogger Rita, at 9/23/2008 6:28 PM  

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