Monthly Archives: September 2011

Basal Voodoo

One of the best things about using an insulin pump is the ability to adjust basal insulin at any time.  You can set different basal patterns for expected changes over a long-term period.  For example, there was a time when … Continue reading

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Bad Mommy

Well I usually like to wait at least 15 minutes after giving insulin before I let him suck down the carbs.  And I like to wait even longer if he’s high.   But…. I had a tired, crabby baby (he even … Continue reading

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Starting out on the pump

Ben’s been on the pump for about a year now, but a recent post to our web-based support group requesting links to “videos of happy, compliant kids during pump site insertions” prompted me to think back and try to recreate … Continue reading

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Taco Tuesday

Eating out without my usual scale or measuring cup portioned foods handy can be interesting.  Then throw into the mix the changing attitudes of a two-year old.  I like it, I don’t like it.   How do you bolus for these … Continue reading

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Well, I struck out.

Tried to change his site three times and failed.  He doesn’t really need insulin, does he?

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Buns of Steel

Well I was going to post yesterday just to say that NOTHING HAPPENED.  Seriously, no diabetes excitement.  This surprised me especially since we went to a birthday party.  Ben had birthday cake and even some sugary gummy face of Spiderman type … Continue reading

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Better safe than sorry….

I’ve followed a stranger into the bathroom before because she was complaining to her son that this was “the third time this morning you’ve had to pee!”  I just gave her a quick run-down of a few bad days of … Continue reading

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