Posts tagged diabetes
In November I talked about the light at the end of tunnel. On Friday Betty had her 6th and final dose of the drug trial and I asked the question I had been too scared to ask before. 'Is there any chance of Betty's treatment being extended?'
Betty had dose 4 last Friday. She also had a CT scan. And we were rewarded when Ruth said Betty is the 'star pupil' because she has shown the best reaction to the drug by going into diabetic remission so soon. The scan was farely unremarkable, but her fructosomine is not only within the normal range, it is' not even at the high end of normal'. Yay!
She was really wobbly for hours after the sedation. But she takes it well, in my presence at least.
Betty has been off insulin for nearly 5 weeks now. Initially I had to test her BG before food and 2-3 hours after for two weeks. As the results did not exceed the thesholds of 8 and 12 respectively, the tests were reduced to once daily for the next two weeks. Alternating between before and 2-3 hours after food. I did a curve yesterday and her readings were 4.9 - 10.1.
My little fighter has done it!
Betty's curve on 25/01/2013 shows good control on 1/2IU twice a day. Ruth has told me to take her off the insulin and spot check her glucose each day until I do another curve before Dose 3 on Friday. If it goes above 9, then she may be back on insulin. Last night it was 8.9. Sharp intake of breath...