Pancreas out of equation, most obtuse organ in body = Bigfoot nominate liver.
For science, believe liver always release sugar but release extra sugar in growing child. Of course Bubs growing. Nine years old. But why grow increasing rate intensity each week? Every week, increase basal insulin overnight attempt balance liver sugar. Liver seem think this mean need more, more, more release sugar. Liver say here you go, here’s that more sugar you asked for. You’re welcome.
Almost whole unit/hour basal insulin 9PM-3AM now. Regardless >200 12AM, correction, >200 2AM, correction, >200 3:30AM, mini-correction. Infuriatingly close 200 (167) 6:30AM.
Middle of night when Bigfoot turn get up check sugar, iPhone play irritating guitar riff. When Bigfoot Spouse turn get up check sugar, iPhone other side bed play irritating cricket chirp.
Guitar riff. Guitar riff. Guitar riff.
BIGFOOT SPOUSE: What’s that?
BIGFOOT: Blood sugar
BSPOUSE: You ok? Can you get up?
BFOOT: No. I want you to do it
BSPOUSE: Gets up from bed. Audible tinkling. Returns to bed.
BFOOT: What was it?
BFOOT: The blood sugar
BSPOUSE: I don’t know, babe
BFOOT: You have to do the blood sugar check
BFOOT: You must have done a correction at midnight because my alarm went off but I really don’t feel like I can stand up
BSPOUSE: Okay. (Gets up from bed. Audible beeps and clicks.) Two-sixteen
BFOOT: Rrrrrrrr. I’ll get up to recheck at 3:30
The next morning…
BSPOUSE: (Burbling with ebullient energy) I made the tea! I scalded the pot! For some reason, I think I was up at two o’clock this morning!
BFOOT: You were checking blood sugar
BSPOUSE: Oh, shit! I forgot to do it!
BFOOT: No, you didn’t. At first you thought you were just getting up to pee, but then I heard you check him and you told me a number
BSPOUSE: I did?
Seem impossible sleepyhead parent not kill child with push wrong button. So far, so good.
Last week Meri describe related syndrome: M.C.A.F. Not notice alarm. Bigfoot typically notice alarm, but not feel inspired stand up. Instead push spouse out of bed with feet and/or guilt trip. Then stay awake anyway, read Nell Freudenberger until time for next check. So tired in morning try buy peaches, beer, clean floor, wrap present, eat yogurt, write copy, drive car, walk dog, fix calendar, move clothes to dryer, put away groceries all at same time. Not so synergy. Interesting for dog though: taken for walk Target parking lot.