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Arden's Day Blog

Arden's Day is a type I diabetes care giver blog written by author Scott Benner. Scott has been a stay-at-home dad since 2000, he is the author of the award winning parenting memoir, 'Life Is Short, Laundry Is Eternal'. Arden's Day is an honest and transparent look at life with diabetes - since 2007.

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I want a better A1C

Scott Benner

In two months Arden will have diabetes for five years. Today, for the first time I’m finding myself very vested in seeing an A1C decrease at our visit. I think that I may take it very personally if we don’t. Ninety minutes from now we’ll enter the exam room for the (I’m guessing) twentieth time and I don’t think (with the exception of one time) I’ve ever felt this anxious before an appointment. I don’t like feeling like this.


I just really want this to go well...




We’re back from the endo and since I don’t want to bury the lead... A1C was terrific!


Here’s a little background. For the past two years Arden’s A1C is always in range and it fluctuates only a tiny bit. At her last appointment it jumped almost a full point but three months later it was back to the lowest that it’s ever been!!!


I think I know why too but you’ll have to wait until I get a chance to write about it to find out. Thank you so much for all the well wishes here, on Twitter and FaceBook, you guys rock!



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Good luck!
Monday, June 27, 2011 - 11:54 AM
Good luck and I totally understand the taking it personally comment.  When you feel like you  have worked so hard to get a better A1c you want your hard work to show through!  Keep us posted on how it went.
Monday, June 27, 2011 - 12:52 PM
Yay!  Isn't it such a sense of accomplishment to see a good number?  I'm glad it went well.  And I hope that you continue to see such good results :)
Monday, June 27, 2011 - 05:39 PM
Fabulous!  Kudos to you & Arden!
Monday, June 27, 2011 - 09:42 PM