Reading MERI'S POST today I realized the 3 day rule is exactly why I haven't had to change Maddison's nigh time basals (much) for many, many months now. It used to be I was changing Maddi's night time basal doses every month or so, which meant I wasn't getting any sleep. Up every hour here, every two hours there. One night high. Not the next. High again this night. High again that night. Then perfect. One night low. Perfect. Perfect. HIGH. Exactly why I ALWAYS follow the 3 day rule!
One day they sit in the sand at recess. One day they run laps. One night dinner is too carby, one night doesn't have enough protein (who know the magic amount anyway?)One night they went to bed early. Which meant growth hormones kicked in sooner. One night they stayed up too late, which meant the growth hormones weren't there when insulin dosing said they should be. One night they were in a pissy mood. The next they took a 2 hour shower. You get the point.... Every day is different.
Things have been predictable, yet not so much. The only predictable is unpredictable, which means I cant change ANYTHING! If half the nights end up great and half end up WEIRD, who is to say you should mess with the moon? We all know even the damn moon can effect numbers right!?
So I've had a very long Diabetes vacation from Maddison's numbers for awhile now.(of course I still check every 3 hours over night, that's KELLYS RULE BTW) Ive been blessed with a Diabetes vacation!! Thanks to the 3 day rule. The result is a more rested Mom. A Mom who has an ENTIRELY different attitude towards Diabetes. A Mom who thinks this isn't so bad after all. Of course, once things start to go BAZEEERKKK and my Maddison is being effected my attitude will be right back to where it used to be!! So, hear me when I say MERI knows best. Stick to the 3 day rule. It can make life a little sweeter. :)
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