Thursday, November 18, 2010

A D Mama Wants to Know!

I love this idea that Alexis started over at Justice's Misbehaving Pancreas! Inquiring minds want to know more about us!  Along with some favorite pics of my D Rockstar! 

For informative purposes: Lovebug age 4 dx on April 1, 2009

When did you guys start pumping?
September 2009 with the Animas Ping. We use the Inset sites. 

What do you use to change sites? Whats your "process"?
We use IV Prep wipes to clean the skin and then insert the site. Sometimes we cover it with IV 3000 to keep it sticking.  We use Unisolve adhesive remover wipes to remove the sites.  

How often do you check ketones?
Whenever bgs are consistently over 250 and or when I think she might be getting sick. 

When do you do an unscheduled site change?
If we are having some really high numbers or have ketones. If there is any bleeding or the site falls out.  

Whats your childs target?
During the day 80-130, bedtime of when sleeping 100-180. 

What was your childs last A1C?

What kind of strips do you use?
One Touch

Which do you prefer?
The One Touch and Aviva are all we have used. Wish we could try the Freestyle but they don't work with the pump remote, so we stick with the One Touch
What kind of Peanut Butter do you use?
Skippy Natural
Do you allow juice when not low?
On occasion, for breakfast.  I usually try to give Lovebug fruit instead.  

Do you still check your child at night?
Yes!  Even with a CGM.   Usually at 10:30/11p, 1:30/2am and sometimes at 4a.  More often if we are having a lot of highs or lows during the night. 

What is your rule on sweets?
Every once in a while or special occasions.  We don't keep them in the house.  Halloween is really the only holiday they get candy. 

Regular pasta or whole wheat?

What about veggies and fruits?
One of each for each meal except for breakfast.  

White bread or whole wheat?
Whole wheat. 

Do you use glucose tabs?
Yes, but we also use Smarites.

What do you use to treat lows?
Smarties, starburst, peach fruit cups, juice boxes, yogurt, yogurt smoothies, fruit snacks.

What does your child use to hold their pump/cgm?
Homemade ones that I sew and a SPI Belt that we won!  
That's all folks!!  Enjoy some pictures of my AWESOME D ROCKSTAR!!!


Reyna said...

She is beautiful. All of these pre-D pix of the kids makes me a little sad.

Your answers are similar to what mine are. I still have to post!!! I have been a bad blogger!

Jen said...

Those pictures are so cute Heather!!

Denise said...


Alexis of Justices Misbehaving Pancreas said...

what a cutie is right! And I love that our nightime schedule for checking is so similiar! Where do you live again? ;) sidebar: baaaaaad reyna! Lol

KerryC said...

She is so gorgeous! Love that smile :)


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