Monday, December 18, 2006

Down with HBA1C!

Forgot to post this, things have been crazy since Thanksgiving getting ready for all of the holidays. I am happy to report that after 3 months of DexCom, I have dropped my HBA1C a full point. I initially purchased the DexCom to help me lower my HBA1C after losing focus on my diabetes, and to help me prevent hypos.

I have almost reached both goals: nary a hypo in sight, and the HBA1C is down from 8.3 to 7.3. Granted I've got a ways to get below my desired goal of 6.0, but I think I can make it; I've started Symlin along with my pump (more to report on that later). For me, I would not have gone on Symlin without CGM. This stuff really stomps on your BG and keeps it down low. I've been through some roller coasters with Symlin, and the CGM has been invaluable in helping me determine the correct dosage.

Back to more holiday activities; with 3 kids and everything else going on, life is swirling around.