Tuesday, October 2, 2012

How LOW can we go?

I don't know what it is about low blood sugars that bring out the monster in me but there is something about them that makes me want to strangle diabetes to death and that is putting it mildly.

To put a little perspective to the story we dealt with our first bout of stomach flu since the girls were diagnosed.  Matter of fact this is the first time that either of the girls have ever thrown up and it was just has horrible as I had imagined it would be. Well, minus a trip to the ER which I thoroughly thought would happen the first time.  I completely lost it when I had to give Lovebug Glucagon for the first time.  It was one of the scariest moments I have had since either of them was diagnosed.  Well, maybe the second time within 2 hours that I had to give her Glucagon was the scariest.  I don't know.

I knew to expect the lows for a while after having the stomach flu. What  I didn't expect was for them to be this numerous or this intense.  Lovebug had a 31 and Princess a 48 and 62 at school today. There is no rhyme or reason to them and I didn't think that we would still be dealing with them this far out after the flu.   It's miserable. It's miserable for them and miserable for me. I don't think  our lows have ever been this stubborn.  It's seriously making me crazy.  Every time I turn around there is another low lurking.  I am seriously going to loose my mind. Maybe this is their cure, considering how little insulin they need right now.  Half of the basal they had been getting and then no boluses for meals. Wait, I tried that and they are STILL having lows.  I am lost.

I know there are many of you that have dealt with this but I guess since it's my first time around it all seems so dramatic to me.  It seems like I am in new territory and don't know what to do. In someways I feel like they have just been diagnosed all over again.

I know we just need to keep pushing on, it's just another part of diabetes, but I have to say to this day, this is  by far my least favorite part of it all.


Joanne said...

Yeah... I get how frustrating it is. Almost every time Elise has been ill, we go through this, sometimes or weeks afterwards. Then it slowly starts to creep up. Meanwhile, you run through strips like crazy!

Hope everything returns to "normal" soon.

Sara said...

I get so frustrated with MYSELF when stuff like that happens, I can't imagine dealing with stubborn lows like that in kids. I know that's not entirely helpful, but remember we are all here frustrated right along with you!


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