Thursday, May 10, 2007

Very Disappointing Day

Trevor had an Endo appointment yesterday. We were a little concerned about his A1C, because hormones have been raging lately, plus he has been growing like a weed. Three inches in the past 4 months to be exact! Anyway, his A1C was up from last time to 7.2, still good I know, but we try very hard to keep it under 7.0. So we were a little bummed about that. Then the CDE dropped the bomb-----Dr.M is leaving, going to Emory, Chief of Pediatric Endo, July 1.


Yes, he is the only pediatric endo in town.
Yes, they will have a general pediatrician with an interest in endocrinology covering the clinic until they get someone new in there. But they have been looking for a partner for Dr. M for almost 2 years without any luck, so I'm not holding my breath.

Now the big decision. Switch to an adult Doc (Trevor just turned 13) in town, or drive 2.5 hours to the next closest pediateric endo? Or possibly stick with this pediatrician and see what happens.

Decisions, decisions, decisions.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

My First Post

My son just turned 13.
My son has Type 1 Diabetes.
As you can imagine this is causing me some degree of anxiety. One day he feels independant and the next very dependant. It is so hard to weed through all these emotions. Never sure if it is hormones, out of wack blood sugar, or just a bad day. I hope to find some other folks who are experiencing the same problems. I know I'm not alone, but sometimes it sure feels like it!