Translation: "FEED ME NOW!"
This is what Elise has been saying, nay... bellowing at me for the past three weeks or so. I know it's must be partly because she's going through (yet another) growth spurt because friends that haven't seen her for about a week, a relatively short period of time, are commenting how much taller she is than the last time they saw her.
But it could also be because I am a bad Mom. I realized the other day that we really haven't upped her breakfast or lunchtime carb amounts in about a year. And I feel horribly neglectful about it.
Figuring out the insulin to carb ratio for breakfast and dinner is relatively easy. We know pretty much how much a unit of the diluted Humalog will affect her BG. Lunch is a whole 'nutha story. Elise is on NPH (her morning shot is NPH and DH combined), which takes care of her lunch coverage without needing a shot.
Except that it's full strength, and a half unit is a pretty huge jump for her. So for the past few days we've been tinkering and I think we may have figured it out!
3.5 units NPH
12.5 units DH
25g of carbs
25 - 30g of carbs
13 units DH
40g of carbs
We had a few days of really high numbers while we tried to find the right dosage, but I'm happy to say things have been steady for the last three days. Steady as in numbers in the 85 to 190 range... gotta love it!
And best of all... Elise had stopped yelling, "I HUNGY" only 30 minutes after meals!
6 hours ago