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!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Thanksgiving Numbers

This year, Thanksgiving dinner played nice with Rosie's numbers.  I had her pre-bolus 50 carbs as we sat down, and planned to figure out the rest after we ate.   She ate all of her favorite high-carb foods-- stuffing, mashed potatoes, pie. 

We checked her Dex and saw that she was only 131... confirmed with a finger stick that was within a few points.   We decided to wait a bit, and within the hour she was actually going down, instead of up as we expected.  So... we didn't bolus any additional carbs.  

She hit 95 before she finally started going back up a little.  She was in the mid-100's at bedtime.   She didn't really spike until around 3am, when she hit 371... but I'm not sure that was Thanksgiving-related, as she's been going high at that time of night recently anyway.

A Thanksgiving feast with no crazy blood sugars-- who knew it was possible?

  I'm posting daily in November in honor of Diabetes Awareness Month and the WEGO Health's National Health Blog Post Month. #NHBPM

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