Today my son and I went off to the Toronto Sick Kids Hospital for the first post diagnosis Clinic. These are usually held every 3 months, but this one was scheduled for August 30, so that he would be seen at the end of summer before school starts again.
We were in and out early. Got to the hospital at 0815, got the blood work done, was at the clinic by 0830, seen by the doctor before 9 AM and then by the diabetes nurse at 0930 and were on our way home by 10. We had left home at 0730 and we were back home by 1030.
Just for the Record.
Today is Thursday August 30, 2012.
School starts next week on Tuesday September 4, 2012
I had 2 things I needed to find out for sure. One was the H1AC and the other was the anti-bodies issue. Does he or does he not have antibodies?
OK well about the antibodies issue. There were 2 antibodies tests done and one of them was positive and the other was negative. BUT, the doctor said that if you combine the positive antibodies test with the low level of insulin production he was measured at, then they are fairly sure that yes he has Type 1 Diabetes. The level of insulin, his body is producing is low enough to be normal for Type 1 Diabetes, and not high enough to be "normal" for Type 2.
Now the H1AC number. Back in mid June when my son was diagnosed, his H1AC was 13%.
I am very please to announce that today - just 2 and a half months after diagnosis - his H1AC is now 8.1%.
The doctor and the diabetes nurse were extremely impressed!!!! They said this was an excellent result.
Hopefully in another 3 months, his H1AC will be down to 7%, and if we are very good, it may even be down to 6 point something.
Next Appointment is set for mid December - exactly 6 months after diagnosis.