We went to Elise's quarterly endo appointment on Friday, and she said everything was looking good. Elise's A1C was 8.9 (up from 7.7), which she was okay with. I was a little disheartened at the news, but the doc assured me that 8.9 is still a good number, especially with one so small. Plus, she had been sick twice in the month of April and had really high blood sugar during those times. We made one adjustment to her insulin, and that was it.
I was a bit upset because I didn't get to ask all the questions I had. The doc was running late, and our appointment was at 11:00 am. That already puts us so close to lunch time (Elise is on N, which peaks at a certain time and therefore HAS to eat lunch at a certain time). By the time the doc saw us it was 11:40. After she got through examining Elise, it was almost noon and we had to check Elise's BG... 77.
Our plan had been to go to a restaurant half-way between the hospital and our house for lunch. I had brought some of Elise's food (fruit and yogurt), but was going to order the rest at the restaurant. So we had to start feeding Elise at the hospital, then get in the car drive 15 minutes, and feed her the rest of her meal. Because everything else was so late, we left the restaurant very close to nap time and had to fight to keep Elise awake for the 15 minute drive home.
Being on such a strict schedule is something I hate about the NPH, but we've had such good numbers, I hate to switch to something else and start all over. Plus, NPH means one less shot for Elise, which is important too.
We are interested in a pump, but don't think it's an option for Elise yet. We want to wait until she's a bit older.
So all in all, not a bad appointment. I guess if the doc's happy, then so am I!
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