After being under 7 once with Liam, as you may recall, we switched Endo teams. My hectic regimen was recommended to be scrapped for a simpler regimen. Being the open-minded person I am, I said OK…I’d give it a shot. After the first 3 months, his A1C was 8.5. I wasn’t happy. But we continued tweaking and working toward bringing it down. We had our 3rd Endo appointment yesterday with the new team and we now have Liam back down under 7%. He came in at 6.9. I’d like to get down to 6%, but I’ll be happy for now…in this crazy toddler stage, if we can keep him between 6 and 7%.
The only problem is that we did have lows. Average of about .75 per day over the 90 days. So nearly 1 per day.
So although we’re happy for the results, we don’t want to get this A1C as a trade-off for lows. We must get both a great A1C AND not so many lows. So there is always work to be done…some of it is us not paying attention every second of every day (for instance…paying attention to when he’s been bolused then fed for every meal…if the food comes late, he could go low.) That’s on us…there are also instances (at night when I’m dead tired) when I have bolused him while he sleeps when his CGM reads high, but he may not have actually been high, because the correction takes him low. Lesson learned there for my wife and I…we HAVE TO do a finger stick EVERY SINGLE TIME we correct either with insulin, or a snack/food/juice/tablet; otherwise, there’s a chance we’re just wrong and he’ll go too high, or low.