this is just a personal update on my diabetes numbers. For the first time since diagnosed I had my HbA1c tested and have gone down from 7.5 to 5.6.
To be honest I expected it to be even a little lower from the numbers I had been seeing on my metre, but I guess it is still reason to be happy for now. I am still in my honeymoon period though, so I guess I can only partially take credit, and have to give my slow-coatch pancreas some too. (Although I dont really feel he deserves praise, we re still not on such good terms ;)
The "bad" news I got from my endo was that when I had my initial antibody test, I actually testes positive for both GADs and ICAs, where for som reason I thought i was "only" GAD positive. And the GADs had a high count (69), where apparently 1.1 is the limit for "normal. Seems very high to me, but I cant really interpret the numbers.
I did ask my endo about it, he went all waffly on me, but I gathered that it does mean that the beta cells will come to total defeat quite a bit faster than I had hoped for.. I had sort of hoped, since I was "diagnosed early" with a HbA1 of only 7,5, that it would maybe mean I d have a few more years of a bit of pancreatic support. Oh well.
Does anybody know more about the relationship antibodies – decline of beta cells? I know, I know, its all about diabetes management and I shouldnt focus so much on oracling about the demise, but I guess I cant help it...
Anyhow, just wanted to share my news with the people who understand best.
HaPpY ChRiStMas to everybody now!!