Thursday, November 8, 2012

Things I learned from diabetes this month... October edition

-Halloween and pod changes do not mix.  This was our first Halloween pumping, and I had no idea what to expect.  Unfortunately, a pod change was due and she ended up running high almost all night.  We've always battled lows while trick or treating and I think I prefer that to the wailing and gnashing of teeth that comes with having to say no to a piece of candy.

-I can go away for a few days and the world as I know it will not end. Honestly, I never actually thought this was the case, but diabetes gave me an excuse for not ever having left my children for more than a few hours.  My trip to SF was much-needed and gave me a chance to recharge before my life gets uber-cray-cray.

-I have the most wondertastic husband in the world.  Okay, this is nothing new, but how great is it to be able to leave town for a few days knowing that whatever crap diabetes will throw his way, he's got it and then some?  It's pretty freaking great.  You should have seen Elise's numbers while I was gone.  Oh wait, you can.  Because he texted me a picture of it (pretty much representative of her numbers the entire time I was away):

Looks like my pancreating abilities are not needed anymore. Anybody up for a visit from a pregnant ex-pancreas?

-Apparently there is a mysterious phenomenon wherein a trip to Target will cause PWD/CWD to go low.  I've experienced this with Elise countless times over the years (and had lots of examples since Target is my home away from home), but had never heard anyone else talk about it until I read this post on Colleen's blog.  Even Elise has noticed it as evidenced by her observation last month: "Mom, have you ever noticed that I ALWAYS go low in the candy aisle at Target?  It's like my pancreas WANTS me to eat candy!"

Smart pancreas.  Even smarter girl...


  1. You can come visit me any time!! Or maybe I should come's DANG COLD here!!

    I'll have to keep an eye on the "Target Low" thing...can't remember Bean going low there, but I'm sure it's just a matter of time now!!

  2. I think we need to make a trip to Target today. Ella's been in the 200s ALL DAY LONG.

  3. HA! That Elise, her and Isaac must communicate to their little bodies about going super low whenever there super crappy food around. Or at bedtime, urg!
    And Bravo to the Mister for such lovely pancreating skills!
    Have a wonderful weekend :)

  4. So true about the Target lows. It happens to me a lot too!

  5. Yup - the Target low is a real legit thing. Happens to all of us. Pretty sure there is insulin in the air vents.

  6. I think you should totally come visit our Target here in SW Ohio and see if it still holds true. :) I've read something before about Target lows, but I don't think we've experienced any.


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