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Monday, November 29, 2010

The Thanksgiving Recap

I had a plan, my friends.

Dose now.  Eat later.

I know.  It's crazy.
(And, I'm NOT advising you try it either -- there's your disclaimer, folks!)

I tested about every 90 minutes - 2 hours once the feasting began...regardless of when/what she was nibbling on.  She ate.  I dosed.  I tested.  That's how it worked.

We didn't see a number over 140 the entire day.  In fact, most numbers were 90 - 110. Armed with her pump, IOB, and 5 years of SWAG experience, we were ready.

I guessed high and figured we'd make it up later if necessary.  I was throwing mad-crazy doses of insulin out there as if they were handfuls of confetti.  BOOM!  BOOM!  BOOM! Once it's released, you can't take it back.

I saw a nibble here -- BOOM!  A nibble there -- BOOM!  I snuck in inconspicuously with her Ping Remote and was blasting her from all sides.  Buzz Buzz Buzz...no bite went unnoticed. No carbs were safe from this mother's hover.

She snacked.  She grazed.  She ate pie.  And caramel popcorn.  And a few chocolate candies.

And we conquered the blood sugar madness.

(Ehum, I was ROARING there, for effect's sake.)

I'm incredibly thankful for friends who are like family.  We gathered, we ate, we laughed, we loved.  The kids played outside. (Btw, this probably helped us achieve blood sugar nirvana.) People were thoughtful to prepare dishes that didn't contain gluten...as I mentioned, they're like family to us.

We are blessed, my friends.

God is good!
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6 comments:

  1. Yay! So glad D sat quietly in the corner and didn't make a fuss for you on Thanksgiving! Good friends are awesome!

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  2. Glad it all worked out and that you have some awesome friends you could join for dinner!

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  3. I'm so glad it worked for you! We had some really bad highs crazyness is all I can say! Glad it went smoothly for you though. :)

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  4. Hello awesomeness! I can just see you using your ping remote like a laser, cutting those high blood sugars out of the picture! Bravo!

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  5. I so happy to hear that you had such a wonderful thanks giving!! and great JOB teaching D who's boss!!

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While I'm happy to share our experiences with what works, and what doesn't work, for the management of Type 1 Diabetes and Celiac Disease in our house, please do not mistake anything you read here for medical advice. Decisions regarding your/your child's health care should be made only with the assistance of your medical care team. Use any information from this blog at your own risk.