Our D-history:

My daughter, *Rosie, was five years old when she was diagnosed on September 19, 2008, with Type I Diabetes. We started out on MDI, but in October 2010 we switched to a pump. We also added a Dexcom CGM in May of 2011. In February 2014 we changed to the Medtronic Enlite system- a pump and CGM all in one.

*Rosie is not her real name... I let her pick her own pseudonym for the blog!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Week One Down

My kids started school last Tuesday.  So far, so good, D-wise! 

I've only gotten one call from the clinic lady, with a question about whether she should treat Rosie a second time for a low.   Rosie said she felt she was "crashing", her Dex said 70-something with double-arrows down, and this was 15 minutes after she'd had a juice box.  Ummmm..... YES!   I resisted my urge to scream, and instead calmly reminded the clinic lady that she could rely on both Rosie's gut feeling and the Dex to tell her that yes, indeed, another dose of some form of sugar was needed.   (Rosie wound up poking her finger and she was 59.) 

This was last Tuesday, and Rosie mentioned this morning that she'll probably crash again today.  When I asked her why, she explained that on Tuesdays she goes straight from recess to gym class.  Uh-oh.  I told her to see how she does today (juice boxes are at the ready) and if she goes low again, next week we'll adjust things.  In the past having uncovered carbs for gym class led to highs... but we've never had recess and gym back-to-back before.  We'll see how it goes.  I don't want to make any changes until we know if it's a pattern or just a one-time fluke.... but I'm so proud of Rosie for thinking about these things!

Considering the numerous battles I've had with the clinic lady in the past, I've been pretty happy with her so far this year.  So far there haven't been any incidents of her telling Rosie something other than what I've instructed, and she seems to {finally} have a grip on what to do with highs and lows.  

Here's hoping all of our D-kids are having great starts to the school year!
Do I seem familiar? :) This blog is new, but I've been around the DOC for a while, and I've been blogging about other topics for years. I'm AmyMCGS pretty much everywhere online- CWD, Twitter, etc.


  1. We're off to a great start too!

    Well. Except for the teacher forgetting to send her to the office before lunch on Day 1.

    And....then sending her WAY too early on Day 2.

    Aside from that, it's been great!!!!

    Happy Back To School!

  2. Thats awesome that she considered that :)
    Justin goes to gym right after recess this year too, this is also the first year for us.

    But he goes to lunch right after, so I guess it worked out. We will see :)


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