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Friday, September 16, 2011

The fair by the numbers

Today we went to a local fair that we have been going to since we moved to the area. It's close by, family friendly, and FREE if you go before 5 pm on Friday. This was the first time since Elise's dx that we decided to partake of the fair fare; a risky venture to be sure. There were so many unknown carb factors, my head nearly exploded.

So here is how we fared at the fair:

BG at dinnertime: 259 (blurgh - she was a wee bit excited)

Food eaten by Elise: 1 corn on the cob, 1 hotdog, 1 fruit kabob with strawberry and banana; covered in white and milk chocolate, 1/3 of a smoked turkey leg, 4 huge handfuls of cotton candy, 1 small handful of caramel corn, 1 sip of lemonade.

Approximate amount of carbs: I actually stopped counting after the fruit kabob.

Amount of insulin for that carbfest: 2 units u-50, 1 unit u-20 (for her correction).


BG at bedtime: 121

My elation level at how it all worked out (using MDI, no less): through the freaking ROOF!

Of course, now that I've been all braggy-braggerton about it, we'll probably be up all night dealing with some BG craziness. Oh well, I'm going to savour it while it lasts.

13 comments:

  1. AWESOME job!!! way to SWAG my friend!!

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  2. I want to bow down to you because I could have never done such a good job . Youre awesome .

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  3. Totally worth a brag!!! We gotta hold onto those moments!

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  4. wow! AWESOME - and I hope the fair was fantastic, too!

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  5. Will you come to Costa Rica with me and help me figure out carbs in a foreign country? :) Way to go, Mom.

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  6. I'm impressed! Almost felt like I needed insulin just reading the list of yummy stuff!

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  7. What a victory! Glad you were able to have fun at the fair despite diabetes...I am trying to do more of this these days too...in your face "D".

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  8. Whoo hoo! That fair should have given you a ribbon for 1st place SWAG bolusing! :)

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  9. Ok- here are comments for your last few posts...
    Holy Crap!! An Omnipod!!!
    Best wishes for your trials! I hope you find a pump that will work best for you and your family.
    You crack me up- but I hope the boy sleeps soon!
    That A1c ROCKS!!!
    Good Hell! Fair food is like a D nightmare- but you guys did some swagging magic! Way to go!!

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  10. Way to SWAG bolus! That's impressive. And I LOVE it when that happens.

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  11. that was insane !!! sure made me smile. good going !

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