Category Archives: Pumping Insulin

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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One Month Until Kindergarten

Aaaaack! I’m running out of time! How do I make my son invincible by September?? I had big plans for forging a foolproof 504 plan with the school nurse before school let out for the summer.   But she retired. … Continue reading

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Best glucose tabs container!

For excursions to the park or bike rides around the neighborhood, I usually just clip Ben’s meter to my belt loop with a carabiner.  There are a couple rolls of smarties stashed in the meter case for lows.   A … Continue reading

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Kinks!

I don’t usually give Ben pasta for dinner as it means a 5-6 hour extended bolus and a recheck or two.  (Plus pasta or any extended-bolus food is much more forgiving in the middle of the day with higher basal … Continue reading

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Are you in or out?

I need to make better command decisions at times of less than desirable site changes.  Too often I’ve played the Wait and See game- otherwise called Wishful Thinking.   Tonight I did a site change on my squirrely-ass boy, and it didn’t feel right going … Continue reading

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How do you know you know?

Or more importantly, how do you know THEY know what to do?  I have yet to go back to work and leave my 2 year-old in someone else’s care for a whole day.  Day after day.  I can’t even imagine.  … Continue reading

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