Category Archives: Counting Carbs

Suddenly, Kindergarten

It’s finally here.  I had started working on our 504 plan back in March.  I wanted to get a solid plan of action in place with the school nurse before school let out for summer.  Well… she retired at the … Continue reading

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Tonight’s the Night

Tonight’s the night that I bolus for protein. Our bodies can make glucose from non-carbohydrates such as amino acids in protein.  This trick comes in handy in keeping blood sugar steady.   Remember that rule about following up a low … Continue reading

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New lows

Just when I was letting my guard down at night….  Seriously, one night Ben went to sleep at 129 and WOKE UP THE NEXT MORNING AT 129! I was going to have a little celebration, maybe even post about it, but I … Continue reading

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Halloween Candy

  I was really looking forward to having Halloween candy in the stores.  I needed some little boxes of nerds and sweetarts- neatly packaged 11 g of super fast carbs….  It’s backfiring a bit though.  They’re just so good, and the … 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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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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Enjoy it while you can, kid.

Day after sick day.  Though he stopped throwing up at bedtime and went to bed with ok blood sugars and ok ketones, he had super high ketones by the middle of the night.  Not surprising given his sickness, dehydration, and … Continue reading

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