Miss Eden came to the car after XCountry practice this afternoon wanting to stay and watch the volleyball game.
She gets NO freedom outside of school – so how could I say no?
- Problem #1 – she tested her blood sugar and was 76 (after intense exercise)
- Problem #2 – no one on the school campus would be D trained after hours
- Problem #3 – yesterday 1 hour after XC practice she dropped to a lovely blood sugar level of 49
Did I have the heart to tell her no?
She doesn’t ask for much and she is trying so hard to be responsible and do what needs to be done.
Trying to race away from the car to be with her friends:
- I have her eat fruit pieces and a snack – only dosing half of the usual required insulin.
- I have her reduce her basal insulin rates to 50% of the usual dose to try to help stave off a possible low blood sugar.
She grabs her medical kit, phone and promises to keep in touch
Is she happy?
The smile on her face and the skip in her step says it all…
I get home and text to remind her to retest her blood sugar in 10 minutes – I don’t get a response..
Awesome – her ringer is still off from during the school day
Am I a little anxious – absolutely
Do I need to let go and let her do her thing – absolutely
Will I be waiting with phone in hand – absolutely..
20 minutes later – still nothing?
Did I make the right decision? Only time will tell ..
finally – blood sugar 117
big sigh of relief.. at least it is going in the right direction
Type 1 Diabetes NEVER takes a break –
it affects every single decision –
even something as seemingly trivial
as watching a volleyball game.
We are making medical decisions
multiple times a day to keep her safe,
ALIVE and healthy.