Sorry for being MIA this week. Been a busy one! Joanne's letter showed up in the paper as well! Nothing else so far. To answer many questions...I don't know how to read them online. Maybe if you bought a subscription? I don't know. But I have saved the papers and I plan on typing them out here at some point.
Before dinner Sydney was acting a little off. One of those moments where you say, "time to break out the glucometer." She was very tired, grumpy, emotional. I actually thought she was going to be low because it was right before dinner and we were eating a little later than normal. She was actually quite high--365. That's when I had a moron mom moment and I realized that yesterday, not today, was her site changing day. So we changed her site. Bolused for dinner. Ate. Then when she had to go to the bathroom I thought we should check her ketones. My D mom friends will understand the pic below. For those unfamiliar with ketones I will explain. This is a stick that you dip in a urine sample. You want it to be light colored--the left of the bottle. Sydney's was very dark. That means high ketones. Ketones can be very dangerous for a diabetic. But we are just going to watch her closely and keep monitoring her ketones. Hopefully they go down through the night so we don't have to make a hospital trip. We are going out of town in the morning so I'm *really* hoping they go down. So wish us luck! This is actually the darkest I've ever seen a ketone stick. Usually she is moderate or low.
2 months ago