Here we are 5 weeks into the new school year, where did the days go? We are STILL off to a very good start in 3rd grade! YAY! What a relief! I know I shouldn't say ANYTHING because as soon as I do it all changes....but the last few weeks as far as Diabetes is concerned has been FANTASTIC. Even with Strep in our house! The last few weeks have been FANTASTIC, not necessarily because blood sugars are "perfect" but because Diabetes is just living here peacefully. Not really being noticed. No emotions. No sadness. No anger. No frustration. Just Diabetes living here without notice. Ohhhhh how nice it is to have Diabetes in the backseat where it belongs, once again.
Summer is always tough because we aren't so strict on a schedule. Sleeping and eating patterns change, which causes Diabetes to be all too constantly frustrating. I think I'm liking this back to school thing after all! The school routine with Maddison's blood sugar checks have fallen nicely into place. Maddison's teacher is AWESOME, emailing me often to keep me posted...unfortunately though.....the emails are to inform of extra work Maddison needs to complete at home. Maddison is still missing alot of instruction time in the classroom, usually for a "low" that isn't really a low, or a low that is in the 70 range. Maddison is in the habit of snacking often at school now because of this. Of course, I'm working on the basals.....but this girl must be growing! She is always hungry! (maybe thats also becuase the lower BS range)
Times like these when Diabetes lives here without notice, gives me a chance to get back up. It gives me a chance to look forward, instead of just pondering the next few hours or the next few days. We will be approaching 3yrs with Maddison's Diabetes this year. I've noticed my comfort level with Diabetes has gotten much better. Of course, it just takes one bad low to throw me back into the "worry" zone.....but overall, I must say being this 3rd year in, has taught me alot. I've stopped over analyzing. (at least when things are going without notice :) and I've gotten more comfortable making changes to dosing aggressively. I dont have the overwhelming range of emotions from sad to angry to grief stricken as I used to. I guess my emotions are separating more and more from the numbers I see. THAT is a huge step for me. Thank you Diabetes, for living here without notice lately......
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