Well our weather actually got above 30 degrees F today so we ventured out in the backyard and shot our bows. This is a great past time for our family! I had the camera and took some pictures and, since I am lacking the blogging motivation lately, figured this would be a fun little blog with cute pics!
On a different note, Syd got her quarterly A1C test done last week. In December we rocked the A1C world with a 6.7 (Click HERE for an explanation of an A1C.) However, such is the life of a diabetic, nothing that good lasts for long. The past couple months Sydney has had really crazy blood sugars. When we talk to her about it, we compare it to jumping on a trampoline. Blood sugars don't like being on a tramp, they like being on the flat ground. But there are times when they bounce around too much. This has been going on with Syd and her A1C was up to 7.5. This is still good for a Type 1. Sydney's pediatrician says he is happy with anything under 8 for a 5 year old with Type 1. We are going to work with our diabetes team next week and try and fine tune her insulin needs and hopefully get this crazy blood sugar off the tramp. :D It is actually pretty frustrating for me that you can be doing everything right and it still is so difficult to control. This is the nature of the disease and I guess I better just get used to it and be so grateful for such an amazing team of diabetic specialists!
I'm often asked why blood sugars can be so hard to control and the answer is simply-complicated. Pretty much anything can affect blood sugar levels from the weather, hyperness, inactivity, stress, illness, food, ect ect...the list goes on and on. Therefore, even the littlest thing can cause sugars to spiral out of control. We do the best we can and try not to get too overwhelmed...that's all we can do.
On a more positive note, once again we are going to join the Walk For a Cure sponsored by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and hopefully "Team Sydney" can have another successful year in helping find a cure! I'll post more information as it gets closer. Sydney is so excited to help "find her cure."
And after that long speech, here are the pictures from our bow and arrow extravaganza!!
~Dad giving the girls a quick lesson.
~Syd is getting so good!! She is only 5 and she is a great shot with great form!
~How cute is she???
~Morgan does so well too. She is just too cute!!
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