Wednesday, August 18, 2010


Big mistake this morning....
Bryce is very insulin resistant in the morning meaning he needs a lot more insulin to cover the carbs he eats in the morning than any other time of day. This combined with the high carb options that define breakfast will send Bryce's blood sugars skyrocketing. One way we try to combat this is to bolus him at least 15 minutes before he eats so that the insulin has time to start working. Well this morning, I bolused him right before I made a pot of oatmeal. Unfortunately the oatmeal took a LOT longer than I thought it would. By the time he started eating, Dex was screaming LOW. Gave him his milk and his oatmeal, tested a few minutes later to see where he really was since Dex runs about 20 mins behind. 67. Of course Dex says 50 and slow down arrow. Hoping he will raise up enough so I don't have to treat this as a 'low' and that I didn't mess with his numbers for the day. Ugh, so much for being proactive!!!

1 comment:

  1. I HATE when this happens. Before Elise's stomach bug a few weeks ago, her breakfast ratio was 2:1 (2 carbs for every 1 unit of insulin... she's on diluted), which to me is crazy high. Since she's been sick, it's more like 4:1, but I try to give her shot about 20 minutes before she eats to avoid those mid-morning spikes. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.

    Sorry that today was one of those "doesn't" days... hope it didn't mess everything up!

    And thinks for your suggestion on my discipline post. I'm guessing it will be a lot of trial and error before I find what "works".