Monday, July 19, 2010

Our Numbers, Being a Pancreas and Apidra.


That is the only way to describe them.

What is "them" you ask?


First of all, I hate numbers.  I hate math to be quite frank.  But the good Lord has a sense of humor and gave me a job that involves math.  LOTS OF IT.

What job it is you ask?  Motherhood? Nope.
That job would be: Pancreas.  I have to be a pancreas for Love Bug, which requires a lot of MATH.

Being a pancreas hasn't been going so well lately. (remember I didn't exactly ask for this job, or purse it it for that matter.) Love Bug's number's have been all over the place.  Dexie looks like she is ride a roller coaster.  It's not pretty.

It is not because I haven't tried either.  I have tried everything I could think of.  We changed I:C ratio's.  Then we tried basal rates. Then we added more basal rates.  Then the basal rates were too high.  Then they weren't enough.

I have noticed some improvement. Very little though, and it's frustrating.  So frustrating that after 2 months of these roller coaster numbers  I decided to do something about it.

I heard other D-Moms doing it and wondered if it would be right for us.  I researched, I listened to other D-moms and talked to them about it.

I had decided to wait until our next Endocrine appointment and talk to the doctor about it.  Then on Friday I found out we wouldn't have out next appointment until September and decided that I couldn't wait that long.

I called and talked to Miss Sally (our wonderful CDE) and she agreed it might help.

So, this morning I went to the Endocrine's office picked up a bottle this: 

Yep, I jumped on the Apidra "band wagon"  but not just because everyone else is "doing it".
I did it to (hopefully) get Love Bug's numbers under control.

Because you see, I don't just jump on "band wagons" lightly, especially when it comes to my daughters health.

I do research, get advice and pray about it.  That is the only way I know how to do things.

Now, I'm praying that it works!


Tracy said...

Yay! We did not jump on lightly either, lots of researching and asking others.

So far, we like it a lot! I did have to re-adjust basals (as if I am not always doing it already). Most of the basals went up, some stayed the same. And I am not pre-bolusing like I was. I definitely think this insulin might be key for Z too!

Good luck!

Joanne said...

Good luck, I'm interested to hear how it goes. We've been having some major roller-coastering with Elise's numbers too, although I don't know if this is an option for Elise because we still have to dilute her rapid-acting insulin.

Amanda said...

I hope it works for you - roller coaster numbers are enough to make anyone crazy!

Meri said...

I hope it works wonders for you! I'm really interested to hear how it all works out.

Good luck! Praying it works for you too!

Lora said...

I seriously hope the Apidra works for you. I have been "listening" myself. Please keep us posted on how it goes.


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