Well, as you may have read in a previous post (How much is too much?), The Princess worries me. I feel like we are sitting ducks waiting for Diabetes to hit her at any moment.
If you read this post, you know we had some blood work done. All of her blood work came back fine. Her A1C at the time was 5.6 (average BG around 110), nothing alarming, but, this is what I read...
A1c level of 5.6 - 5.9%: The individual level of mean blood glucose has exceeded the normal upper limit of the assay range, indicating an abnormality in the expected normal human range. While this level is not recognized by the ADA as diagnostic of diabetes, it does signal a level that may be indicative of impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) and/or pre-diabetes. Anyone with an A1c in this range should seek medical attention to determine the cause of the elevation in mean blood glucose.
Now, with her age, I think an average of 110 is probably OK, BUT she has many signs of Diabetes looming. And they are not going away or getting better!
She drinks A TON of water (or whatever drink is around).
She takes a cup of water to bed with her EVERY night, and throws an absolute fit if you take it away from her.
She wakes up with a FULL diaper, and then pees on the potty a ton too.
She will DOWN a drink like it is going out of style! (Example: The Superhero had a LOW blood sugar at the mall a few weeks ago and refused to drink the juice I had opened. The Princess saw it on the table and sucked the whole thing down in seconds.)
She is CRANKY. She cries off and on a lot, and it is getting increasingly more so. She even cries when dropped off at church, or any time away from me. Which could be her age, or at least partly. They did tell me today at church that it took them a while to get her calmed down today.
THEN, last night, the kids and I were having another picnic on the floor and The Princess wanted her Sprite (we had McDonald's, I know, healthy.) She sat there and SUCKED IT DOWN in matter of a few minutes. It seemed a little odd to me. I waited a few minutes and then checked her blood sugar, just out of curiosity.
First reading was 169. Hmmmm...re-check (thinking there MUST have been sugar on the finger or something). Recheck was 171!
So now, I am MORE worried than before. Her BG did come down to 88 by the next time I checked her about 1 1/2 hours later. But, I still cannot help but worry.
She had her MMR last month, and now I am a worried, nervous wreck that D is looming like a ticking time bomb that will go off at any moment. I am constantly thinking that the next virus she gets will be "the one" that sends us down another diagnosis path.
I know if it happens, we will deal with it. But, I would much rather NOT deal with it. And I know logically we WILL NOT miss the diagnosis, but the irrational part of me feels like I would.
This morning The Superhero told me he wants The Princess to have Diabetes, so she can be like him. It was so sweet. I think that would be the only good thing about her being diagnosed.
Please keep her in your prayers. I would like to pray that she not get diagnosed, but if she does get diagnosed someday, I pray that God gives me(and the Daddy) the strength to make it through the challenges that lie ahead.