After 9 years of excuses I caved. Gave in. Cut the umbilical cord as my hubby calls it.
But it wasn't that easy as you all know. The worry that is. How will it go? Will D cooperate?
The answer is yes and no.
Yes, because Justin had a GREAT time. He was soooo excited that I finally agreed (even if it was with resistance). There eas no diabetes while he was there (Yes, I know it is ALWAYS there, but you know what I mean).
I checked his BS. 121... that's good, but I gave him 2 cookies (13 carbs) just to ease my mind.
I agreed to 1 hour, but gave him a little longer because his friends mom seemed pretty comfortable with the mention of D and said over and over that he can stay "as long as he wants".
Besides, he was literally right around the corner.
Now for the NO... an hour and a half after I dropped Justin off... he was home.
BS check reveled a 55. REALLY?
Then... 25 minutes later he dropped to 38 (not sure why he checked again because no one told him to... dinner time habit I guess).
So lets think about this...
His morning insulin SHOULD have been out of his system.
His BS was 121 with no I.O.B.
Add in 13 carbs... BS should go up right?
Almost exactly 2 hours later... he's 38. WHY?
So what if I would have let him stay? What if dinner wasn't almost ready and I let him stay 30 more minutes? What if I agreed to 2 hours?
I hate thinking that way, but do I have a choice?
I guess for now we will be sticking to the SHORT play dates (if they can pry him out of my arms). Not because I don't trust Justin or other moms for that matter. But because I can't even trust 2 hours.
Am I crazy??? What would you do?