I hate that Diabetes is such a bitch when Maddison is sick. As if being sick isnt sucky enough. Leave it to Diabetes to throw in some crazy insulin resistant highs with a touch of muscle aches and pains just when our kids are feeling crappy enough. Extreme thirst. Headaches. Burning eyes and tummy aches. 318, 331, 329, 174,
247, 173, 303, 271, 274, 340, 351, 338, 426, 374, 284, 198. Maddison's numbers for the last 24 hours. ICK. YUCK. Another cold is headed her way.
Friday Maddison ran low ALL DAY at school, never made it over 120. She hoovered from the 48-70 range for over two hours. Friday night before bed until 5am I couldn't get her out of the 80 range after Skittles or juice. An extra long temp basal decrease finally did the trick. I should have known something was coming. Maddison always runs low before getting sick. Then BOOM. All of a sudden its nothing but highs.
This high streak of numbers started yesterday afternoon before I dropped Maddison off for a sleep over at her Auntie's. I was originally worried about lows because Friday was a low day at school, but all we saw were highs. Of course we questioned the need for a site change, insulin change...all that stuff we do when highs creep in. But on sleepover night? UGH. As if sleepovers dont put enough worries in a D parents mind. What really matters is that Maddison still got to stay the night. Auntie checked Maddison every few hours and called me with her number. She didnt really budge much. But its sleep over night!? I couldnt go bonkers and increase anything either now could I? Maddison didn't sleep well, but she says she feels "ok" today. Sniffles. Tickly cough. Headache. This will be a long night. I hate the Diabetes Monster. I love Aunt Christie! Thanks for taking such good care of Maddison and letting her sleep over!
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