Saturday, July 30, 2011

Wussed out...

What is it about diabetes that makes you second guess yourself? Whenever we eat pizza and pasta, I under bolus Justin(just a little) and do a temp basal increase of 30% for 6-8 hours. After trying many things... this is what works for us.

Last night was no different. We had spaghetti, I bolused him for one serving even though I gave him about one and a half plus the sauce. I set the 30% increase for six hours. Good to go, right?

At 9:40pm his bg came in at 116 and I wussed out. Meaning I canceled the last three hours of the temp basal.

Why would I do this when it is what works? I should know that its going to shoot up in just a little while and he's going to need that extra 30% to bring him back down.

Well, for the last several nights, Justin has been really low at his 2:30am check. I'm talking 30's and 40's low. No explanation. I have decreased his basal's and it has not helped.

So yes! I wussed out and boy was that a mistake.

I should have known better, but I did it anyway, and Justin ended up paying the price.

11:49 bg 332  - correction 1u
2:30 bg 362 - correction 1.5u
5:00 bg 291- correction 1.5u
wake up bg 216 full correction with breakfast

In hindsight, I should have been a little more aggressive with the corrections, but at night he is usually so sensitive and I only do half(give or take).

It was a full on rage bolus with breakfast though.

So why can't I just stick to what works? Why do I second guess the lessons learned from all my previous mistakes trial runs?

Maybe its because D is a bitch and it never sticks to "the plan". I don't know.

Maybe I'll get it next time!!

*Disclaimer: I am not a doctor. I am just a mom. Any change in your care should be discussed with your Endo or CDE.

NaBloPoMo... day 30


Alexis Nicole said...

Can you please tell J and J to stop being in sync..lows here at night too. Blech!

I've done the same thing I guess cause D can be such a bitch we never trust it.


Unknown said...

Man, I hate it when I am a wuss!!! BUT, I get why we do it. Better to correct for the high.


"Mabel"...for your "FLO" response to your comment on Amy Ermel's blog. :)

Lorraine of "This is Caleb..." said...

Hindsight is 20/20. I would find it equally believable to read a post of you saying, "why didn't I cancel that temp basal when I knew he was going low at that time recently."

D breaks all the rules.

Amy said...

What works today does not necessarily work tomorrow... but you know that. I HATE it when I think I've got a pattern figured out, and then D changes the game.

Meagan said...

I often feel the same way. I tend to worry I'll go low and have to eat after we JUST ate and know I won't be hungry so I take too little insulin. It's the nature of the big "B" that is diabetes. :/ Better luck next time!

Denise aka Mom of Bean said...

Totally hear you! Hate it when I second guess things that I know that I know that I know! But, sometimes, you listen to your gut and wuss out and are totally right....ducking fiabetes!

Jules said...

i know what you are saying. i always um and ahh even over a correction with novorapid, i have a sliding scale, know what he generally needs and i err on the side of caution maybe because im a wuss, but maybe because we're mums who love our kids and just want to get 'one up' on D since it likes to screw us around alot.

sky0138 said...

I totally did the same thing the other night except with Subway instead of pizza. Emma is usually very sensitive in the middle of the night I wussed I hate that aspect of managing this! Love this same same my friend!

Tracy1918 said...

Hi Lora! Somehow I missed this post. Hey! I do the exact same thing!! I did it with pizza the other day....but it's hard because as you know things are always changing.....xo

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