Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Going Live!

We had four families in our pump class this morning.  Two chose Medtronic, one chose Animas, and one chose the new T-Slim.  I have to say that the new T-Slim is REALLY sleek looking.  I can see that pump being very popular with the teens since it looks like a cell phone.  It would be very discreet when dosing.

One of the mothers was telling me that her, her daughter, and her son all were diagnosed in 2012 with diabetes all within 6 months of each other. WOW!  I cannot even imagine coping with that all at once.

When the meeting started, we had to provide the nutritionist with the amount of carbs that we would like to set for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks for the next week.  We only have a +/- 2 either way.  This will help to keep things consistent and give us a better feel when making adjustments.  I have to call in to the hospital with numbers each morning and call immediately if Andrew has more than 2 lows in one day.

Well......of course.........our first blood sugar check 2 hours after starting the pump was a low of 54!  We were able to treat and enjoy a lunch out on the town.  Andrew had a baked fish sandwich on a gluten free bun, steamed broccoli and a glass of milk.

Our afternoon test was 80, so we'll see where it goes.  It's anyone's guess when it comes to diabetes.