Today was M's first "real" visit to the pediatric endocrinologist. (We did have a visit shortly after diagnosis but everything was still a blur then). Her visit brought to mind the Facts of Life theme song.
You take the good, you take the bad, you take them both and there you have our first endo visit!
First the good. M's A1C was 7.2. I thought this was great seeing that at diagnosis in Feb she was some where around 14! I expected something between 9 and 10. I know its not a report card, but I still feel that it is. They said we are doing a great job in such a short time.
Now the bad. M's thyroid is enlarged, so far her thyroid function is fine but they want to keep an eye on it. I have a thyroid disorder so this didn't come as a surprise. Also they noticed a slight scoliosis. Also they want to keep an eye on it and if it gets worse to refer us to Ortho. Lastly no pump yet. This office likes to wait a year from diagnosis for a pump. They feel she is still in her honeymoon phase and producing too much insulin on her own to switch to a pump. I wanted to say bull****. I know from reading other T1D blogs that many kids start much sooner! But, I decided to keep my mouth shut and just wait. Who know what new technology may be out by next February.
Overall I am proud of my little girl! She has handled this very well and often insisted on doing her own D care. In her words "I'm going to have to do it my self one day, so you might as well let me do it now!"