Thursday, September 9, 2010


I hate ketones. Hate them. This past day has been crazy. Lily was 146 at dinner last night. She didn't want to finish it all so I tried to make up for it with a scoop of ice cream. She was 308 at bed time. I checked at 10:30, still in the 300's so I gave .2 units and went to bed. At 2 AM, still in the 300's, no ketones, gave another .2 and went to bed. This morning? 328 with 1.4 ketones. Gave her insulin and waited an hour. She was then 350 with 1.8 ketones. UGH! Damn Omnipod. I changed her Pod, gave her a shot, fed her breakfast and moved on.

I had some work to do so when she asked me for a yogurt for snack, I obliged assuming she would bolus herself as usual. Well, I am home with both girls and all three of us have a little cold. I guess we were both forgetful and she ate a 13 gram yogurt with no bolus. Great. So, I checked her about 30 minutes later and got the lovely HIGH reading. No ketones. At least the Pod is working now. She is now 425 and it's been 1.5 hours so who knows how high she was.

Days like this are annoying and hard to read. I'm sure the insulin will stack and she will drop low later. The whole day is screwed up. I guess you just hop on and ride the roller coaster out since there is no other alternative. It is part of the process with this disease. At least today I can pinpoint what the problem is: a mommy with too much on her mind!! We do the best we can in any given situation! I'll cut myself some slack these days! Moving on!

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