Wednesday, August 5, 2009

midnight honey

Diabetes doesn't sleep...
What that means for us is that Bryce's blood sugar levels need to be tested in the middle of the night to make sure he doesn't go too low. Being the super amazing dad/husband that he is, John takes care of these midnight and 3am tests (he figures I have to take care of Drew, so he will take care of Bryce. Man I love that guy!!) There have been plenty of times where John will be battling a low while I sleep, totally unaware of what is going on. Now in case you are wondering, if he is just borderline low, we can turn off his pump, maybe give him a sip of milk and all is fine but if he is really low, he needs fast sugar. Our go to is usually honey. Last night, we were both up (Drew was screaming like a mad man) so I went in with John when he brought in some honey. John sat Bryce up and told him he had honey. Without even opening his eyes, Bryce devoured the spoonful of honey, making sure to lick every little bit of it. It was quite an amazing thing to watch. And when he was done, he went back to sleep. BG up to 150...we went back to sleep too :-)

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