Monday, May 04, 2009

A-1-jeez!

I've been asking my mom for the last year if she had any of my A1c values from when I was under their insurance... I can't believe what she found.

I was diagnosed DKA in July of 1990. These are the numbers she had for my first ELEVEN years as a diabetic, followed by my more recent history. How am I still alive and complication free????

08.20.90 - 12.9
11.05.90 - 11.4
02.04.91 - 12.3
08.05.91 - 13.7
11.04.91 - 13.6
05.04.92 - 11.2
02.03.92 - 13.9
08.03.92 - 13.6
11.09.92 - 15.4 (WTF? - age 13, translates to an average blood sugar of 395)
02.08.93 - 13.4
05.10.93 - 12.8
08.09.93 - 12.2
11.01.93 - 13.4

(don't know what happened to 1994, but I found where on my 15th birthday, my pre-dinner bg was 506)

03.22.95 - 8.9 (switched from exchanges to carb counting some time during this era, 95ish)
06.27.95 - 9.5
10.03.95 - 9.1
01.31.96 - 10.5
05.07.96 - 9.7
08.12.96 - 9.7

(umm...ages 17-20? are we just forgetting h.s. and college? don't know about these...)


(some time in early 1998, switched to Humalog)


06.10.2000 - start pumping on a MM 508, no more NPH!


02.11.2001 - 9.0
07.22.2001 - 10.1

I pick up my own insurance and start documenting from then on, a few pump upgrades happen, etc...

03.22.2004 - 8.6
12.23.2005 - 8.3 (some time in this year, switched to Apidra)
07.28.2006 - 7.3
11.03.2006 - 8.0
05.25.2007 - 7.6
11.15.2007 - 7.0
02.29.2007 - 7.1 (joined Weight Watchers in April)
06.01.2008 - 6.9 (joined TuD!!!, got a Cozmo a month later)
10.27.2008 - 6.1 (started on a CGMS a month after this one)
02.10.2009 - 6.1
05.21.2009 - 6.1
07.10.2009 - 5.8
09.29.2009 - 5.6

Here's to 19 years of S L O W progress, my friends!

3 comments:

Scott K. Johnson said...

Isn't it interesting to look back on that stuff! In some ways I wish I could remember more about it, but in other ways I'm glad I can't. :-)

Jonah said...

Wow, that most certainly is progress!

Karpoozi said...

Wow, so impressive! What impresses me most is thatyour progress is slow and steady down, not jumping all over the place.

I guess that's what growing up does to you... ;-)