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Monday, July 20, 2009

I'm alive... ALIVE!

No need to send in the troops... all is well here. Okay, well enough I suppose. I'm still getting over my illness, but at least I have my voice back! And I'm making up for lost words, too! My poor, poor husband...

As for Elise, I finally got to talk to one of the nutritionists from the endo's office, and she also thinks we need to be giving Elise more carbs at snack time. So, on Friday, I started giving her 15g of carbs mid-morning, in the afternoon and at bedtime. I made sure she had a complex carb, some good fat and protein with each snack. And the first day, everything seemed okay.

But then all those extra carbs started catching up with Elise and she was having BG levels in the upper 300s. Yuck! We haven't seen numbers like that in a while. I stopped giving her a snack in the afternoon because when I'd check her BG and she was at 378, I just couldn't give her more carbs on top of that. Last night at bedtime, her BG was so high that we gave her some DH along with her NPH because both the CDE and the nutritionist insisted we give Elise 15g at bedtime (is it just me or were there a lot of acronyms in that last sentence? If you have no clue what I just said you can always click on the "explanation of diabetes terms" link on the side of my blog).

This morning she woke up with a BG of 250, and ketones at .9, so I gave her a little extra DH. Her sliding scale starts at 300, but I find if we start the day off high, we never get into range. To my delight, she was within range the rest of the day! Well, except for mid-morning, but we always deal with a post-breakfast spike, and it was 248... which isn't that bad (for us).

I hope our numbers stay as even as they were today and that there are no more illnesses for awhile. I think my abs are getting pretty ripped from all the coughing!

4 comments:

  1. I am so happy that you are feeling better.

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  2. Happy to hear that you can talk again :) Hope the numbers smooth out -- great job using your instinct and nipping a high day in the bud!

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  3. Jo, so good to hear you're feeling better and can talk again. Also happy you got help w/ your questions re: Elise's snacks. If I had to keep up with all that you have to....I'd think I'd go crazy for a while, then hopefully I'd attempt what you do every day---an awesomel job.

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  4. Glad to hear you are feeling better!

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