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!

Monday, March 12, 2012

4:30am Site Changes

 I changed Rosie's pump site and Dex site at 4:30am today. Non-D families would find that interesting, or think it was something scary... nope.  Same old routine here in the Sugar Shark house.  

I've started doing all of Rosie's site changes at night, mainly because it's less stressful to her.  She's a brave girl and takes the site changes without a lot of fuss if needed while she's awake, but she much prefers that I do them while she's asleep, so she doesn't have to think about them.   I'm fine with that.   There will come a time when she's doing this all on her own, so while she's little (8, 9 in a few weeks), I'm willing to do all that I can to make D easier on her.    

She woke up to a beautiful 126, after being 360 when I changed the sites.   I credit the fact that I changed to a hip site, which always gives her better numbers, yet is the most painful site location if she's awake.  That alone makes it worth doing these while she's asleep.

Anyone else out there doing their child's site changes at night?

1 comment:

  1. Nice! Love it when we can make anything about D easier on our kiddos!!


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