Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Things diabetes taught me this month: January edition

-Sneaky tummy bugs are TOUGH! When Elise is low, she says her tummy hurts. When we were having all those lows earlier this month, Elise's BG was constantly diving into the 40s, she she was saying her tummy hurt ALL THE TIME. I just chalked it up to her being low, when I should have been looking at the other signs like the fact that she never wanted to eat. I had the same bug the next week and it sucked. Live and learn, right?

-So many of you commented on this post that when I freak out, it makes them feel normal. Which in turn, makes ME feel normal! So I will continue my freaking-out ways. You know, for the betterment of the DOC. At least, that's what I'll keep telling myself.

-We can do pizza and a cookie cake right after a pump change and still ROCK IT! Elise went to a birthday party on Saturday, and just before we left we realized we had to change her pump. Nooooooo! I knew what was on the menu and that it probably spelled a long night ahead. But we did a pre-change bolus, a temp basal and had her sitting at 98 before bed. Woo to the hoo!

-Pump change on Chick-fil-a days, however, are not so good.


  1. Yes! When I read of you and others freaking out I do feel so normal! I am ALWAYS freaking out over something. It also helps for me to be able to tell my husband how everyone does the same thing so he doesn't feel the need to have me committed. :-) Just like my last post about Natalie's Endo clinic I feel so reassured hearing how so many other d-kids do the same. Way to go on pizza. Funny, Chick Fil A is the ONLY restaurant we have figured out and she has awesome bg's after we eat there....even with ice cream. We go there all the time because of this. Just shows how everyone's diabetes is different. Keep being you and sharing your experiences!

  2. We haven't noticed much in the way of pump change highs. I'm sure I just jinxed it!

  3. I just love these posts! Not that I don't love all your other posts, but these tend to be my favorites. ;)
    Way to rock the post pod change meal! I think we need to give the pre-bolus a try since we're still having issues with pod changes and I don't always want to add that extra that seemed to combat the pod change highs.

  4. I just have to say that I miss Chik-fil-a........a must find a Canadian version!

  5. You guys are definitely rocking and rolling your way with the pump! I knew you would!


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