Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Odds and bits, ends and pieces

I have really been bad about posting over here... it's not for lack of things to say, I've just been posting quite a bit on my other blog and have developed a very bad case of carpel tunnel (edited to add: it's not carpel tunnel after all... sounds more like Ulnar Nerve Entrapment. Oh internet, is there anything you don't know?) . It's gotten so bad my pinkie finger on my right hand goes numb whenever I start typing.

Anyway, here are my various thoughts in short form before this gets too painful:
  • We seem to have steadied Elise's overnight BG by lowering her night time N from 3.5 units to 2.5. That's a pretty big decrease, but it seems to be working. We're still having some issues with her BG dropping after her bedtime snack (going from an okay bedtime number to a not-so-great one).
  • The endo thinks this may be because of a delayed response to her dinner time DH. No idea why she's having this response all of a sudden. Anyone else ever experience this?
  • We had GREAT Christmas day numbers. In fact they were the best they've been in awhile.

  • I wasn't going to do any Christmas baking because the thought of it made me very sad. But after I kicked myself in the butt (a very difficult maneuver by the way), I decided to try a somewhat healthier version of gingerbread cookies using a recipe I came up with. And by that I mean I used whole wheat flour. They still came out tasting AMAZING, and Elise and I even decorated them using a touch of royal icing and one M&M.
  • Even though we've been getting by with fewer night checks, I'm still very, very tired. I was so spoiled over the holidays... Fred took over the morning duties and I got to sleep in every day until about 10:00 am. So sad that it's over.
  • Still having issues with her going low during her nap, even with a snack right before nap time. Since Elise has moved to her big-girl bed (you can read about that on my other blog), she's started taking longer to fall asleep. Today I used this to my advantage to figure out what was happening:

1:00 pm - BG is 130. I give her about 6g, which should nudge her up by 30 -50.
1:40 pm - BG is now 108. I giver her another 6g.
2:45 pm - BG upon waking up is 164. That's more like it.

  • Yesterday She was 146 going into nap time, and I gave her about 4g. When she woke up she was in the 300s. At dinner, mid-300s. After today, I definitely know she's going low sometime during her nap. We're trying a combo of less NPH in the morning and more carbs at lunch.

So this turned out to be quite long and now my whole arm is numb. I hope I can fix this soon... what will I do without my therapy?


  1. That is very sucky...I'm sorry about your hand/arm/pinky!

    BUT...I am so happy for you that things are settling a bit with Elise.

    Less worry=happier Momma!

    Did the internet tell you how to fix this hand problem?

  2. Oh...glad your getting a bit of a breather with the D... And sleep....glorious sleep.....yay for Fred taking good care of you!

    Too bad the internet can't tell us how to cure the big D!

  3. Well I am glad that the d problems seems to be easing up on you and see you are starting to get this figured out .Hugs to you and I hope the nap time thing gets figured out soon .

  4. Thank you for your comment on my blog. It's always nice to know there are others out there that "get" D. I actually added your blog to my blog reader a while back, so I've been reading yours. :)

  5. I can sympathize about your pain. I am currently immobilized after tearing a ligament in my wrist. Not fun!

    My daughter and her grandma bake cookies each Christmas Eve. Her numbers were relatively good over the holidays despite all the sweets.

    I just launched a new blog called D-Mom Blog, which I hope is a resource to other parents of diabetic children. I hope to develop relationships with more parents.

    (I've included you in my blogroll already.)

    D-Mom Blog



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