-As D-Moms (and D-Dads), we all have something in us that helps us to keep putting one foot in front of the other. Even when we feel like there is nothing left to give, we keep going. Diabetes does not take holidays. It doesn't sleep. It is a 24/7, 365 day, forever and ever, amen kind of disease.
-I don't think there is a word in the english language to describe how tired I am. Maybe in sanskrit, but not english.
-Diabetes is just a part of every day life for Elise. The other day we went over to our friend's house for dinner. When we arrived, their little girl said to Elise, "let's go play!" To which she replied, "I have to check my blood sugar, 'kay?" Elise accepts her diabetes, why can't I?
-Nap time will never be very enjoyable for me. Elise's nap falls during a time when her BG starts to head south. I always test her pre-nap and give her a snack if I feel her BG warrants it (approx. 180 and below). But yesterday, her BG was 274 before her nap. She ended up sleeping for almost two hours, and I started to get nervous, so I went in to check her (which will always wake her up). She was 55. She fell over 200 points at a time when the NPH should all be out of her system (and should not be causing a dip like that). It's for this reason I never let Elise nap for longer than two hours.
3 days ago