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.


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

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

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

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

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

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

  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 your face "D".

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

  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!!

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

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


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