Wednesday, September 1, 2010


So I LOVE breakfast...pretty much all of it. Waffles, eggs, french toast, oatmeal, cereal, pancakes, bacon, sausage, bagels, muffins, you get the point. So the idea of brinner (breakfast for dinner) always makes me happy. Tonight we had pancakes. Yes, pancakes, full of quick acting carbs. So even though we don't use syrup but whipped cream instead, it still adds up to be about 90g for all that Bryce eats (best guestimate of course) We have the I:C ratio figured out...for morning. And boy it sure didn't relate to night time pancake consumption. Instead of a quick raise like we get in the morning, Bryce's bgs kept dropping and dropping. Juice box, cookie, couple handfuls of raisins...and turned off his basal! We eventually got him to 145. Still a lot IOB (insulin on board-the amount theoretically still working) Been holding steady there for a while. Oh, but Dex just called...348!


  1. Argh! We had one of those nights last night. Lasagna... 134 before dinner, and down to 54 about 40 minutes later (she had finished eating about 10 minutes earlier). She kept crying that she was hungry, and her Dexcom kept showing a BG in the 50s with double arrows down, so we shovelled 20g into her. An hour later, Dexcom showed 230, double arrows up. We went through the same thing again at bedtime. AWFUL!

    BTW, I have a low carb packcake recipe on my blog. It has LOTS of protein in it, and we usually see great BGs when Elise eats them. You can find it here:

  2. Ah Joanne - DO NOT MENTION THE "L" WORD!!! Joe has only had it twice in his life and it always entails the 400s!!! I think I need to let him have it more often and then play with the settings a bit on the Combo Bolus until I get it right...Denise - love the "Brinner" name. We do B for D too and I never thought to call it that...and BUMMER on the rebound.