Friday, October 14, 2011

The changing moods of D.

Just give insulin to cover the carbs and their numbers will be fine... Um yeah no. That is how it is in a world with unicorns, rainbows, and oh yes glitter. I can give Clifford the same meal every single time, he can have the same blood sugar #, and get the same amount of insulin and guess what his number will most likely never match each other. There are those great things that affect his blood sugar that we cannot control. Stress (rises it) exercise (lowers it), illness ( just plays a wacky roller coaster game for fun). I heard something last year that really just strikes you as WOW there are 99 different things that can affect a blood sugar # and only 3 you can control. So with those numbers it looks like D has the winning odds. It's been a little ridiculous lately with #'s. A treat the other night of a cupcake, (okay fine cover the carbs right) yeah no we dropped low right at bed time. Dosed him with a good amount of carbs, he was high at 20 min check, and guess what woke up normal. Then another snack the night after not nearly as many carbs as the cupcake, bg# was beautiful, and guess what the waking # was, oh yes 303! I really don't understand how the way it works, and frankly I never will. My brain is on overdrive all the time, and when I get down time, I honestly don't know how to function. Since Clifford was diagnosed I've done so much research on every aspect of T1 diabetes, and more. Heck, I'm still researching pretty much daily, and jotting down notes. The truth of the matter is that I will never be done researching, D always changes and nothing will ever be the same with it. It's like having a friend that lives with you 24/7 who has mood swings that are over the top every single day. You would get sick of this friend after a few days would you not? I just wish it was as easy to kick out D as it would be to kick out that friend.


  1. Great post, Bridget. You're right: so little we can control when there's so much that throws us through a BG loop. Sounds like you're doing great, though, in doing what's needed - so be proud of that!! I'm actually interested in the ribbon you have displayed there in your post... was curious about where you found that and what you think of it being a representative logo, versus something else like the Blue Circle? Would love to hear your thoughts!

  2. @Michael I'm torn I like the ribbon as a symbol of awareness and the blue circle is nice, but I usually only see it around during the month of November when it's Diabetes awareness month.

  3. I came upon your blog a couple months ago. I'm a PWD not a parent w/CWD, just recently diagnosed in February of this year. My dr once told me, "diabetes doesn't always follow the rules, even if you are". Not quite fair, but I guess that's how fickle diabetes is. Also, I read something someone said on TuDiabetes, he said his endo told him, "because there are so many things that affect diabetes that we don't even know, we just need to do what we know works, then test and correct, it's all we can do". Reading this made me feel a lot better about correcting. I used to hate that word "correct", like I was a bad child that had to be "corrected". Just keep doing what your'e doing, while he needs you to do it.