Sunday, April 11, 2010

Its here

Swimming season is HERE, and I cringe. At least until I get THIS year figured out. Yesterday Maddison had her first full day of swimming in the pool. Swimming seems to equal lows, no matter what I do. Decrease basals. Give extra carbs. Maddison is bound to go low those first few times until I get swimming figured out. It sucks.

Tonight Maddison has been swimming late with her neighborhood buddies. Swimming till 7pm then sleeping shortly afterward isnt a good match. If Maddison goes low in the night, she will not wake up. Its up to me to keep her safe. Checking Maddison in at 97 before bed with .2 active + an hour of swimming time tonight makes for a very long night for me. -Sigh- What will this swim season hold?

15c of juice followed by some PB crackers. Extra PB for staying power. I can only hope this does the trick. Recheck in about a half an hour. So, what if she's still low? Double that? Decrease basals? What happens when she hits the 300's after midnight because she wouldn't come up from the low in those first few sleeping hours? Do I dare correct the high in full knowing her sensitivity to insulin after vigorous swimming is dramatically decreased? What to do? I LOVE summer. I LOVE swim season. But, its not to say that alot of mind power and sleepless nights are ahead. -Sigh- Damn Diabetes!


connie said...

This reminds me of some of the many nights I have worried, stressed and second-guessed everything I do with my girls on the days when we have extra activity or a late (different) meal. I tend to overthink myself into sleepless night and many blood sugar a mommy to my little ones I always feel like their life and their health is in MY hands and that is why sleep tends to be a luxury for me that I don't get enough of these days.

I am sorry that swim season doesn't hold as much joy as I know you would want, the simplest things for our kids always have that extra layer of worry added to them. I am getting ready to put Miss E in swim lessons, we'll see how it goes :)

I was wondering if I could add you to my blog list? I'm getting ready to add one to my blog and I would love to add yours!

Good luck with the swimming and hang in there.

Heidi / Jack's Pack said...

Our pool is still too cold to swim in it. Part of me wishes it were warm enough. The other part of me is so happy it's not, because of everything you just wrote about. Jack LOVES to swim, but oh how it sends him low! Same with bike riding, which he's doing a lot of lately. I'll echo you: damn diabetes! I'm right there with you!