Eden had her endo (endocrinologist) appointment today – for those of you who haven’t read my posts about this before – it is our 3-4 monthly specialist doctors visit.
Eden has blood drawn for various tests prior to her appointment – at the very least to monitor her thyroid function and her A1C – which tells us her average blood sugar for the past 3 months.
Bad news – Her thyroid function is getting worse 😡
Every visit over the past year we have been increasing her dosages – he seemed a little concerned as to why they were so bad.. We have had problems in the past with Eden skipping her pills – she says she has been taking them (not fake taking them and putting in the garbage) but now I am questioning it.. I don’t want to accuse her – but the doctor seemed a little puzzled and downright curious as to how Eden wasn’t extremely exhausted and fatigued all the time and why they were so terrible.
So… we will up her dosage yet again – monitor the pill taking very closely and try to make it a little more pleasant for her.. weird that she barely complains about all the needles she is poked and prodded with every day, but can’t manage a little pill…
Good news – Her A1C – did go down! from 8.7 to 8.2 – YAY!! 😃
basically her average blood sugar over the past 3 months was around 200..
not absolutely horrible – but still NOT GREAT by any means – I honestly thought we were doing much better than that.. boo..
At least it went in the right direction this time.. DOWN!
He wants to make quite a few changes to her insulin pump settings and therefore insulin dosages – all of which I am not 100% confident with.. I need to adsorb the information and review them closely before making any changes..
Back to school tomorrow means our routine will completely change – he based his changes on the past 2 weeks which were FULL of activity and blood sugar numbers kept slightly elevated on purpose. And of course some crashing lows too which we tried very hard to avoid.. pretty tough with 6-8 hours of exercise in one day!
Once we get through the rest of this week and my head is a little clearer I will reevaluate.. I HATE making lots of changes at once, but need to trust in the fact that he knows what he is doing!
TOMORROW is another story all together.. First day of Middle School for my baby …
This momma has lots of things on her mind that is for sure..