Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Aaron's doctor appointment was today, his A1C is 7.7! Yes! We try to keep his A1C under 8.0, so this is a great number. We briefly discussed getting a CGM (continuous glucose monitor) http://forums.childrenwithdiabetes.com/forumdisplay.php?f=18 with the pediatric endo. His feeling (and we agree) is that the con's right now outweigh the pro's. Aaron's control is fairly good, and he is very good about recognizing lows and telling us when he feels low. He has never had a severe low in ten years of dealing with this disease. The additional site on his body is not something that he or us want to deal with. And the fact that CGM technology is less than perfect is a factor. The doctor suggested that it would be great if the CGM companies rented the CGM stuff to try out. We may contact Medtronic about this. Our thoughts on this will probably change in the future, especially when he starts puberty and his numbers are more irregular. But for now, we're going to keep on keeping on and continue as we are doing. Until a cure!
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