Friday, June 20, 2014
Much has gone on in the last few days out in the diabetes world. Because of the ADA conference this past week, (which I would love to go to some day) there were numerous announcements. One that will definitely effect us, the ADA (American Diabetes Association) has new A1c guidelines for children with type 1. Another announcement was "Xeris Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Dosing of First Patient in Phase 2 Clinical Trial of its Investigational Soluble Glucagon for the Treatment of Mild-to-Moderate Hypoglycemia". There has also been much talk about the bionic pancreas and the wonderful work a parent of a type 1 has done on it. All in all, there has been a lot to digest. (Pun intended). But one of the blogs I read this week that hit me hard is as follows. I know that doing everything "right" won't prevent complications. We try to find a balance with physical and psychosocial issues when dealing with diabetes. Should Sugar Bear never ever have sugar? Could we have prolonged his honeymoon with a gluten free, sugar free diet? Will he have complications because of us or just because of his physical makeup? Or maybe he'll never have complications! (A Mom's most honest wish). My job is to try and navigate these murky waters and bring us out as unscathed as possible. He's worth it but it's "complicated".