Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Betes in 2012

Lydia woke up high the other morning. I went ahead and gave her a shot. I hate highs. I got my flashlight and looked through the tiny window on her pod. It didn't look good, so I took the pod off and found this. This is a picture of her stomach.

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?


  1. oh yes...the many times i have had my pump tubing bent at the site (usually in my i don't do it there anymore) but it hasn't happened in a while. and yes, even though you have a pump, we still have to do EVERYTHING!! people are always still asking me if i have to ck my blood sugar?! please feel free to email (and get my phoone # or call!!) anytime you want advice or to vent!! ha. sounds like she is doing great on becoming so aware!!

  2. Wow Kristee...y'all are amazing! I can't even begin to grasp all you do! And you seem to handle it all with such grace. Praying for y'all and love you!

  3. Carrie, thank you! I will definitely keep you in mind the next time I need to vent. :) I am so glad we found each other in blogland.

  4. I am amazed at Miss Lydia. You are all doing a great job fighting this thing together.

    Swags :) Glad you can find some humor, too.

  5. Y'all are awesome!! And swags...I love it!