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Trusted my instincts



Last night before bed, Arden's BG unexpectedly spiked up. I resisted the urge to play it safe and trusted my instincts to bolus. I covered the high BG and encouraged a small snack that I did not cover. We had an early dinner and while I didn't understand the spike I knew that the insulin without anything in her stomach would likely cause a low later. So I popped some corn and Arden had a few (of her) handfuls with melted butter to get some fat into the mix.

I must have been a bit unsure initially because I posted on FaceBook that I just bolused and didn't know what to expect. Two hours later her BG was in a good place and drifting gently to where she woke this morning, 85.

This morning she woke up in such a pleasant mood and immediately began talking about all sorts of funny stuff. She hopped out of bed when I asked her to, didn't linger in the bathroom or mess around while she ate... she didn't even complain about brushing her teeth! All of that makes me wonder just how much varied and fluctuating blood glucose levels effect her personality, mood and feelings.

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Reader Comments (3)

oh yes the varying bgs definitely affect my kid's moods. i can tell the difference when she wakes up at an 'in-range' number vs. one that's on the high side. sounds like you really nailed it by trusting your instincts. i love it when that happens!

October 18, 2011 | Unregistered Commentershannon


I wonder too if there is a mood effect from spending time high or low while sleeping even if she wakes up in range. So many questions!

October 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterScott

we see it everyday. our daughter's mood is so affected by where her bg is. especially later in the day and into the evening. tired + elevated bg = extremely grumpy, temperamental child!

November 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermatt bortmess

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