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So much depends on the hot chocolate…

“Luke’s blood sugar is at 38,” came the call from preschool. “Do you want to change anything?”

I squelched the chill down my spine – that was LOW. We chatted about how much juice and putting on a -10% temp basal. I got off the phone and started to go mental. It has been a week of toggling between the smallest increments the pump has, and they’re still all too much or too little. (Luke’s so sensitive to insulin that if someone sneezes, I half expect blood sugar to drop due to the change in barometric pressure.)

Then I happened to pick up his cup from breakfast – still full of hot chocolate. One quarter of his breakfast insulin uncovered, and low BG was explained. The construction work going on next door probably distracted him from finishing.

so much depends

a three ounce

lid glazed with

untouched by
the small boy

(Apologies to William Carlos Williams!)


8 Comments Post a comment
  1. Courtney #

    Been there!

    June 6, 2013
    • Sometimes pre-bolusing bites you in the behind, doesn’t it? Unfair!

      June 27, 2013
  2. The photo of that cup is so tender.

    We didn’t have diabetes during our kids’ lidded cup times. Open mugs are much easier to see into.

    I’m sorry he was low—but how satisfying to have an explanation!

    June 6, 2013
    • Wait – you don’t drink your coffee from a lidded cup?…

      June 27, 2013
  3. Kelly #

    It depends on so much doesn’t it. Glad he is okay and I know the construction would have definitely distracted my little guy too! xoxo

    June 6, 2013
    • And when they usually snarf anything chocolate-flavored at that age, you forget that anything could override that…!

      June 27, 2013
  4. I hear you on the barometric pressure. My boy has had a really touchy week too. Either high or low. I don’t get it. Summer? Sure there is more activity- for some people- but my kid is crazy monkey man inside, outside, rain, or shine. I believe yours may be the same. What is going on????

    June 7, 2013
    • It’s always a relief to hear that other kids are this sensitive, too – being a crazy monkey man probably contributes (for both of them)!

      June 27, 2013

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