Saturday, February 23, 2013
Things are a Changin'
It has been just over 2 years since Andrew was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and celiac disease. Throughout his honeymoon, we've been able to only use fast acting insulin to control his numbers, and Carb counting has only included starchy carbs. His A1C was 7.6 at diagnosis and reduced to 5.0 over the past couple of years. So far, his morning fasting numbers have been normal (under 100) without long acting insulin. Things have been changing this past week. It has really caught me off guard. His numbers have risen into the upper 200's. This is with the normal carb ratio of 1:30 (1 unit of insulin for every 30g carbs consumed), and his morning numbers have also started to rise between 100 - 120. Full blown diabetes is staring me right in the face! I always knew that his honeymoon would eventually come to an end, but now I'm feeling a little nervous. I've actually got in a nice groove with his "behaving" diabetes. I don't think I'm going to be liking the "other side"! I guess the only thing I can do is wait it out a little. I will be contacting his endo. on Monday to go over this past weeks numbers. I'll keep you updated.