Alyssa's Journey with Type 1 Diabetes

An outlet, a diary of sorts, a place for thoughts, a place to connect,
an expression of feelings about Juvenile Diabetes......

Wednesday, July 18, 2012


The endocrinologist made a few changes to Lu's regimen because her hemoglobin A1C had gone up .2 since our last quarter visit.  Yesterday was the first day of the dose change and also her 3 hour cheer practice.  I was a little nervous to give her the higher doses with breakfast, but didn't want her to spike before the 10:30 practice time.  Her Lantus was increased from 9 units, to 10 units and her Novolog rate was increased from 1 unit for every 20 grams of carbohydrates, to 1 unit for every 15 grams of carbohydrates.  I gave her the updated dose with breakfast at 7:30 and on the way to practice, checked her blood glucose levels.  258 at 10:15.....we are back to those post breakfast spikes where the insulin is taking a little longer to kick in.  Practice immediately started with warm-up and practicing jumps.  After about 20 minutes of that, they started tumbling and that lasted about 30 minutes.  At 11:30, we did a recheck of her bg's and she was at 115.  She had a snack, apple slices, peanut butter crackers and low-calorie Gatorade.  They practiced their competition routine and around 1:00, she gave me 'the look', which I knew meant that she didn't feel good.  Re-check, bg's 62.  Quick juice and a snack and the timing was good because the team decided to take a break.  10 minutes later,she perked right back up and finished practice with energy left over.

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