Sunday, May 23, 2010

The Toughest Part of Diabetes....for me

There are so many difficult aspects of diabetes, but the hardest part for me is the guessing game. Trying to predict what Matthew is going to do and then giving him the correct insulin.

Whenever he's happy/excited, his BS always goes up. So.....I give him a little more insulin to counteract that. BUT.......what if he doesn't do what I expect? Sometimes I'm right and his numbers are great. Other times I'm wrong and he goes low. The guessing game is tough.

Today was Matthew's piano recital. Now, if I was a normal mom, I would have worried about his song. But no.....all I was thinking was....hmmmmm....will he be stressed and go high? He'll be sitting without activity and that could also make him go high.

But....if I give him extra insulin and he doesn't get too excited, he's going to go low right in the middle of the recital. Hmmmm....what to do.....

In the end, I gave him more insulin, made sure he had a Starburst in his pocket, and then spent the next 2 hours semi-hoping he'd be a little nervous and stressed. HOW SAD IS THAT?! LOL

Turns out I won this guessing game and his BS stayed in range. Best of all.....Matthew did a great job playing March Militaire AND said he had fun!


Heidi / Jack's Pack said...

Oh, the guessing game - it gets me all the time, too! Sounds as though you handled the recital really well! High five, my new friend! And high five to Matthew for a great performance! I'm so glad you posted the video. I enjoyed watching it. :)

Lorraine of "This is Caleb..." said...

Fantastic job - both of you!!