Thursday, March 29, 2007

Diabetes sucks ass.

O went from 40 to 473 in 5.5 hours.

'the fuck?

She forgot to bolus for breakfast, but she fixed that.

2 a.m. - 110
5 a.m. - 51 (huh?)
6 a.m. - 116
8:30 a.m. - 306
9:45 a.m. - 176
10:30 a.m. - 95 (and dropping like a rock)
11 a.m. - 40
11:15 a.m. - 85
11:45 a.m. - 113 (lunch - 75 g, bolused 5)
4 p.m. - 130 (she forgot the 2:30 check because she stayed after for homework help)
5:45 p.m. - 282 (40 g, bolused 7.4)
7 p.m. - 473 (correction 4.3)
7:45 p.m. - 457 (80 g, 11.6)
9 p.m. - 467 (pump said do nothing. I gave her 2 units by syringe and changed the site)



She didn't tell me about the first two over 400 readings. I would have changed the site and done a manual correction on the second one.

The last couple of days have been like this. We'll have one day of decent-ish numbers, with her highest being just over 200 and her lowest around 85. But for every ONE of those days, we have three or four like this. And there's no pattern, no fucking rhyme or reason for it, that I can see.

Do you remember that scene in Office Space, when they take the printer out to the field and kill it? That's how I feel right now. Complete with soundtrack.... You know which song.... If YouTube had it uncensored, I'd put it up, but alas, it's all cleaned up and that's just wrong.





I still have to post about NYC (my boobs nearly exploded - not fun). And answer Lara's questions. But first, I have to take care of this shit.

7 comments:

TSM-Truth, Sincerity, THANKFULNESS said...

Oh jeez...you know, I don't know how I would handle something like this. I'm thankful daily that our family doesn't have to deal with anything more than lots of pain meds all the time, and mommy occasionally too self-medicated to speak without slurring.

You have my encouragement and admiration! But not my envy.

Lyrehca said...

Is it puberty that's doing all this rollercoastering? Sorry for O--both of you must be exhausted.

Looking forward to reading the NYC report, though.

Did changing the site help?

Kendra said...

Man, looks like you guys are really riding the d-coaster :( UGH. I was "fortunate" enough to be diagnosed at 18, after much of the hormonal fuckery of the teenage years was over. (And then there's the menstrual cycle hormones...) Are these swings attributable to that? Or her basals?

Whatever, I'll stop trying to be helpful and just commiserate. It sure does suck ass.

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julia said...

Sweet suffering fuck. Is anyone else getting spammed by this lunatic?

IrelandrepelledtheVikings @ thehammerofthegods.com

I just deleted a HUGE comment that made no sense what so ever.

flutter said...

I am so with you. I had sugar free yogurt, a bottle of water and a handful of peanuts and my sugar was 235. what the hell?!
I'll be thinking of you.

Kate said...

Oh man,tell O I know how she feels. I've been meaning to post my blood sugars from our Saturday together in NYC and then this Saturday- they look like they came from 2 different people. I was in the 100's all day Sat this past sat after my lovely 400 start to the am last sat. Sometimes there is no rhyme or reason to this...and sometimes it is hormone related like already mentioned (which doesn't make it any easier..)Hang in there!