Today was Sydney's quarterly A1C test. This day always brings on what we like to call The A1C sweats. Other T1 mammas know what I am talking about. Are we going to get a gold star or a slap on the wrist? About a week leading up to this day I randomly break out in cold sweats and my heart beats faster. Today was this day for Syd. She braved the phlebotomist like a champ. No tears at all! What a trooper.
The A1C gives an average of what her sugars have been doing. Similar to weather averages. For example, if over the past 3 months the highest temp was 81 and the lowest was 47 the average might be 72. This is what the A1C does. She has highs and lows but on average this is her A1C. In March her A1C was 7.5. Here is a handy chart to show what the numbers mean in blood sugar terms:
Syd's doc is happy with anything under 8 for a child her age. Here are some pics of her after the blood draw. I am happy to report there were no tears! That's right, Syd rocked it! Way to go girlie!
And her magic number this quarter is.......7.2. Not too shabby. Her doc was pleased. :-)
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