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!

Thursday, December 6, 2012


Poor Rosie got up around 6am vomiting.  It was a rough night-- at bedtime she had one of those lows that just wouldn't go away.  50% temp basal + juice box + glucose tabs only got her up to 77.  Her Dex alarm was going off constantly.   Then she finally came up around 1am, and we both got a few hours of sleep before she starting feeling sick.  Ugh.

I never know how diabetes will affect a "normal" illness.  Generally, Rosie goes sky-high a day or two before she actually shows symptoms of an illness.  Last night, she was low- go figure.  This morning she's running high, but nothing scary- I think she hit 320 at the highest point so far.  (Not good, of course, but we tend to see at least one 400 when she's sick.) 

So, here we go again... just waiting to see what extra challenges diabetes will throw our way.



  1. Thinking of you all. Hope she starts feeling better soon.

  2. sick sucks, but D sick is the suckiest!!

    hope she's well soon!!


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