Thursday, October 15, 2009

All I can say is YAWN!

I know I'm running the risk of sounding like a broken record, but what is with these night time numbers? When we raised Elise's N to 3 units, it didn't touch her. So after about 5 days, we bumped it up to 3.5.

The first night was okay, and she woke up with a BG of 191. But last night (and quite coincidentally, Fred is out of town), was a different story.

I decided to just stay up until midnight to check her, and was dismayed to find her at 100. This was before her N was even peaking (maybe it had started to peak, I don't know). So 8g of banana and 30 minutes later she was at 140. Good night.

Until the 3:00 check. And she's back at 100. Sigh. I gave her 5g more and went back to bed. I will rather guiltily admit that I fell back asleep before I could re-check to make sure she was heading back up. Yeah, I know... bad Mom. What can I say? Night time checks are Fred's domain.

She woke up earlier than usual with a BG of 83. So I guess I'm going to scale back the N again. I hate this going back and forth on the amounts, I think this month alone we've given her 2 units, 2.5, 3 and 3.5. We can't seem to find a magic number.

And the stress is getting to me. Last night alone I downed about 5 bags of mini M&Ms (ohmygosh I love those!), and three bags of Swedish Fish. Before you start oinking at me, they were the trick or treating sized bags. At this rate there won't be anything left by (this weekend) Oct. 31.

I knew there was a reason that I don't buy candy until right before hallowe'en.


  1. Joanne you do realize that this wknd is not halloween right ? LOL !! we are all always making adjustments elises are just coming at nighttime and we dont know why . Mine start going up and down around bedtime too . we all are always making adjustments and you are a good mother and you dont need to be beating yourself up . I wish I could be there to help you and my heart goes out to you dear . I really do . I have no suggestions to give you I wish I did . God bless and take care dear .

  2. Stress sure does make us oinkers!! I've learned that over the last year! Terrible isn't it! Dont worry about being the broken record...thats why we are here to listen so you can vent and "feel better" or at least feel purged!!

  3. Sometimes there isn't a magic number. Sometimes it's a guessing game. That's the stupid truth with babies and diabetes.

    You are doing an awsome job Joanne. You are putting in the work. Elise's health couldn't ask for more.

    Keep following your gut...

  4. Night time numbers just suck sometimes and that's all there is to it! I'm still recouping from our crazy two weeks of horrid numbers. Hang in there- you are doing FANTASTIC!


Comment moderation now in effect because of jerky comment spammers.

Now please leave your message after the beep.