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!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Birthday Blood Sugars

Rosie turned eleven yesterday.  I can hardly believe that my tiny four pound preemie is now such a beautiful,  caring, happy young lady.

Her birthday blood sugars have been all over the place:
  • 100-something at breakfast.  Yay!
  • 399 when she got home from school and sheepishly admitted that she forgot to bolus her birthday cupcake.  
  • By supper she had come crashing down to a lousy 39.  
  • An hour later,  just before volleyball practice,  she was up to 128, but feeling shaky like she was dropping again.  We didn't bolus the 46 carbs she ate for supper and turned down her basal rate to 50%. ..a gamble,  but based on past experience,  it seemed like a good plan.
  • She went down to 61 during practice.
After practice we'll head home to a hot shower (might bring her down), birthday ice cream (might shoot her up), and a site change (never know what that will do).  Diabetes apparently didn't get the memo that today should be all about the fun-- but we'll carry on, regardless!