Where oh where has Syd's glucometer gone. Oh where oh where could it be?
Yesterday morning Syd woke up with a very high blood sugar of 348. I had just checked her a few hours before...around 2 am and she was 182. I am not sure what was going on. Obviously with a BG that high, she was grumpy and irritable. It was...ummm..."fun" to say the least. I changed her site (which did prove to be the culprit) and gave her insulin and I checked her about an hour later. 317. So she was starting to come down. I was in the living room and handed Syd her glucometer and asked her to put it away. She did as she was told...or so I thought.
About an hour later I had to check her again to make sure she was still coming back down to a normal range and I could not find her glucometer anywhere! ANYWHERE! We searched in the cupboards, under beds, in toy bins, beds, bathrooms, outside. I was getting *slightly* frustrated because this glucometer "communicates" with her pump. It is kind of a high tech gizmo and would cost a little bit to replace. Syd kept telling me she didn't know what happened to it.
Finally, after much searching, I looked in the garbage can and low and behold, what did I find? Syd's glucometer--in the trash--with yogurt on it--next to a banana peel. I pulled it out of the trash and Syd immediately burst into tears. She kept saying she didn't remember putting it in there and she was so mad at herself. I wiped down the glucometer and calmed her down and asked why she threw it away.
I have 2 theories:
1) She was mad and angry because of the high BG and so maybe, in anger she tossed it. High BG makes you act strange and feel strange. This very well could have been the culprit.
2)Maybe she honestly didn't remember doing it. I'm not diabetic and have "brain fart" moments where I didn't remember putting my keys in the freezer. I know high numbers affect their bodies in so many ways. Maybe she just honestly wasn't all "with it" and tossed it by accident.
But either way, we found it and cleaned it. It all ended well. Syd didn't get in trouble. I figured she was punishing herself enough because she was so upset.
So you other T1 moms out there (or any forgetful ladies like myself) have you had any similar experiences?