Can I just say that I LOVE Elise's pre-school? Not only have they been so accomodating to us, but have gone out of their way to help us out.
Fisrt off, Elise's teacher (who is type 2), printed up a slip of paper that she writes Elise's pre-snack BG, how many carbs she ate, as well as her pre-playground and post-playground numbers on. She then gives it to us at the end of class so we know exactly what went on with Elise's BG while she was away from us. Her teacher did this completely on her own and with NO promting from us!
Then, as I was dropping off Elise today, the teacher pointed out the Mom who is bringing snacks for the Fall Party on Thursday (more on that in a second). I needed to know a bit more info on what she was bringing.
The mom described what the snacks were, and then APOLOGETICALLY said, "I know, they're pretty carb-heavy... I'm sorry."
Holy crap-on-a-stick, did she really just say that? Turns out she had gestational diabetes and her FIL has diabetes as well (not sure which type). She then said she would be happy to bring something with fewer carbs. Wow.
Here is my delimma about the Fall Party. The school usually gives the kids their snack at 10:00. The party is at 11:00, during which they will get another snack (what the mom is bringing). As you may know, Elise is on NPH, which lets her have a 15g uncovered snack at around 10:30 (on school days we just let her eat a bit early), then she has to eat lunch pretty much at noon (right after school is over), when the NPH is in full effect (the downside is the strict schedule, the upside is one less shot).
Sooo, what do I do? My thought is to let her have a carb-free snack at 10:00 (so she doesn't feel left out at snack time), then go up to the school and try to figure out the carbs in the party snacks. The hard part is, 11:00 is really too close to lunch and it will make the rest of her numbers so screwy. Plus the snacks (Halloween chex mix, pigs in a blanket, and rice krispies) are bound to send her BG through the roof. I think like most of what I do, I'll just have to wing it and give my best WAG.
This new chapter in our lives has us looking at our pump options. We always said we didn't mind the strict schedule of NPH as long as it worked for us. Well, it's starting to not work. Unfortunately, when we inquired about pump classes we were told there isn't any availabiblty until March. Looks like I'm going to have to get a bit pushy.
I guess our next step is to pick which pump is right for us. That should be easy... NOT!
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