Thursday, April 16, 2009

I Am Officially IN!

I am in the study. I am getting experimental drugs that nobody knows what will do to me long term. I will be away from my family for a full 2 weeks, including a weekend that my parents will be HERE, at my house, without me. I will miss some big events at the school. It will be cold in Utah.

I couldn't be happier about it.

For one thing, all the labs they took and what-not, told me that I am, indeed, still making some insulin. This is good news. Because this is a drug that stops the T cells from attacking my pancreas, thereby preserving the insulin I am making, prolonging the honeymoon period, and basically improving blood sugar control, since my body will be doing some of it naturally. That's the goal, anyway.

They also took an A1c. My A1c at the end of January was 12.2.

ALMOST 3 months later, but not quite..may I have a drumroll, please? The result is......6.8!!! I must be doing something right.


  1. Congrats! And I'm sure the novelty wore out a long time ago... too bad you cannot just decide to be done with it.

  2. Congrats on your A1c numbers! With luck, your diabetic honeymoon will last a long time. It often just lasts a few months - my son's lasted over a year. You are doing something right!