As I have read several posts from other D Moms I have come to understand that "chasing numbers" is just part of the new normal for us but REALLY when do I get to learn how to be proactive instead of reactive! It seems as though NOTHING I do creates any kind of consistency! I read yall’s post about giving less cause they were going to be running around and giving more cause it was a long lasting carb or something... but right now all I know is if he eats x then do y. I just feel like no matter what I do he is either SUPER HIGH or in the 70's. Our target is 100-200 and I CANT EVER get him to be there for more than 1 test at a time. I get maybe 1 in range number a day! Then there are the times when you just test for peace of mind and he is LOW.. those are the times I think WTH... I thought the point of filling out these logs every week was so that the Dr. would call with advice and assistance... I guess we dont get that till we go in for an appointement in May???
our formula looks like this
(IF BG is over 200) BG-200 = A, then A/200=B THEN
add Carbs=X, then X/60=Y. Then take Y+B=C (base units of insulin) Then to get our dose since we are on diluted insulin take C*4 =Z
The biggest problem to this is when he is taking a snack every few hours and so the last dose of insulin hasn’t fully corrected
here is our apx schedule:
7 am up and test
Breakfast cover carbs and correct
9:30-10ish 5 oz milk and nap cover
12:30 lunch cover and correct
3:30 snack and nap cover
6:00 dinner cover and correct
8:30 bed snack and cover
12:00 am test
3:00 am test
7 am all over again.
Because I work from home I am now not getting anything done during the day so I work when the kids go to sleep around 8:30-9 pm then finish around midnight with work and I KNOW if I sleep then I’ll miss the 3:00 testing... I just stay up... this is making for a VERY sleepy and grumpy mommy.
HOW DO YOU DO IT!! how did you learn to be proactive and less reactive, what time do you go to bed to be able to do this 3 am testing... what do you do if you know the last insulin dose hasn’t worked fully yet so your numbers are going to be wacky...