I cannot even count the number of times that I have heard that the insulin pump will make our lives so much easier.
Convenient yes, easier no.
The pump doesn't handle it all for us. We are completely in charge of her insulin delivery and I would be lying if I said we always know what we are doing. Some meals and snacks are "swags"! (scientific wild a** guesses) Example: 17 carbs on a package doesn't necessarily require insulin to cover 17 carbs. Sometimes it requires more, some times less.
I'll say this, Lydia will be on top of her game sooner rather than later.
She reminds us that we need to check her blood sugar before meals and snacks.
Every morning when coffee maker beeps while shutting off, she asks if her pod is expired. (she thinks it is her pod beeping)
She asks every morning if it has been three days because she knows on day three that we have to change sites.
She says, "I'm shaky!" when she is low.
She is constantly asking how many carbs are in her foods. "How many carbs are in this apple?"
She also likes to ask, "Mama, am I high or am I low?" ha!
Her little mind is thinking about her diabetes often.
|And yes, she can eat this.....|
My goal in 2012 is to have her checking her own blood sugar and reading the numbers on the screen to us and her teachers.
Anyone recommend a good lancing device that would be easier than others for her little hands to use?