Saturday, July 9, 2016

Take That Growth Hormone

Growth Hormone is released from the pituitary, which is a part of the brain. Growth hormone counterbalances the effect of insulin on muscle and fat cells. High levels of growth hormone cause resistance to the action of insulin.  Basically, this means blood sugar levels will run high during periods of growth.

A week...or so, ago.. we visited Joe's endocrinologist...

Measurements were taken, values were obtained, a physical exam was conducted, mental well being was noted. 

Another 1.7 inches in height was reached; he is now taller than me.  A few more pounds of weight were gained.

His A1C was 7; down 0.3 from his last visit.

I'd say we are holding our own.

A day in the life of  growing UP with t1d.

1 comment:

Sarah said...

Bam! Take that diabetes...bravo to Joe and all you do to keep him growing so steadily! Since Isaac's celiac diagnosis I've been so thrilled at each cm of growth, it all keeps me knowing that what we're doing together is working :)