I came into this new school year expecting lots of highs, due to Grace's body adjusting to her new routine of sitting most of the day instead of running around (like she did all summer). Is that what we've had?
Lows, lows, lows.
The kind of lows that don't come up after the first round of glucose tabs.
The kind of lows where Grace misses most of her math lesson because she's at the nurse waiting, waiting, waiting for her number to come up.
The kind of low where the school nurse won't let her on the bus at dismissal, and I have to go pick all three kids up at school. Twice already in 9 days. (Our policy is that if Grace is below 70 at dismissal, she's to be treated for the low, then I'm called to pick her up. I don't want her on the bus that low.)
I think Grace may have some previously unidentified form of wack-a-doo diabetes. All summer we fought highs on days when she was swimming from here to Rhode Island! She'd get more exercise than ever, and still we'd fight numbers in the 300s.
Now, on non-PE days, when she's doing no more than walking around the school a little, she's low. Not crazy, scary, 40s low. Just low. High 60s that are persistent buggers. And lots of 70s, which, to me, still seem kind of low for school.
I've scaled back her breakfast insulin:carb ratio. Now I think we may need to tweak down her basal rate.
Hmmm, lets see... high when she exercises and low when she's sedentary. I vote for Wack-a-Doo Diabetes.
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