Just when think on to some smart thing, turn out something else. Every afternoon for several days, change site. Because site stop working after lunch. After kachunk new site (not new insulin unless look bubbly) + syringe big correction, recover. Daily kachunks = a lot. Seem weird. Why site stop working every afternoon?
Now considering: it basal problem? Not enough basal in afternoon? Current schema, basal change more like…child 180 in afternoon when should be 120, change basal. Or child wake up 200, tweak 3AM basal. Bigfoot not think 400 = change basal. Think 400 = hardware malfunction. But if hardware malfunction EVERY DAY at same time, and inspect/look fine…<—Sherlock.
SO far for basal change, only ever boop up/down by 0.025u/hour. To combat 300/400-style high, probably need more emphatic boop. This safe? Let Bigfoot guess: it each family’s job experiment, figure out, every child different, etc.
Tempted up afternoon from 0.3u/hour to 0.4u/hour. Too radical? Not radical enough?
Meanwhile, after read this post from Kerri re extremely shitty chain mail feeling, Bigfoot not stop think about high BG + personality. Sometimes (i.e. often) lately when Bubs high in afternoon, total drama. You hate me! No! You can’t give me an injection! Why don’t you feel sorry for me? Aren’t parents supposed to have some SYMPATHY for their children? So now you’re going to tell me that I can’t even play Minecraft anymore? FOREVER??? Why are you always to MEAN to me? Etc.
But when normal BG, so lovely be in Bubs’s company. Tonight after downpour, after dinner, after correction, after 335, bicycling through neighborhood/puddles. Bubs charming as storybook: I feel like I can tell what kind of dog belongs in each house from the style of the architecture, you know? Or Let’s play a game where we have to slalom through the leaves and if you touch a leaf it’s minus one but if you touch a stick… Etc.
Sadly, frankly, this side of personality kind of rare. Part of thing is Bubs introvert like Bigfoot—need swaths of time alone for function in society. But Bigfoot certain happy-go-luckiest children in world very powerful pancreas, handle any food/absence food w. apblomb. Pancreas hidden within happy-go-lucky child probably total badass: Bring it on! Hit me with that pancake! I refuse to let it bitchify this child! OR No food? Who gives a shit! Liver, give him some sugar, but don’t get sloppy with it or I’ll kick your ass.
It hard not attribute Bubs’s personality BG level. But probably more human condition than diabetes thing. Mood up/down, biochemical, need feel comfortable in body for good personality/creativity/flow. For example, Bigfoot migraine headache before storm. Not same as high BG, but analagous? Not interested husband want share hilarious clip Belle and Bernice. I’m trying to work! Can you just put the skanky pool towels in the washing machine? Stop offering me drinks! Just leave me alone! Etc. Not interested read child’s delightful restaurant review. I like that you’re working on that, but can’t you just show it to Daddy? You’re supposed to be downstairs! Maybe if no storm, Bigfoot never headache, and never bitchy. Like princess mother. Maybe if no diabetes, Bubs toodle around on bicycle all day, think about puppies/leaf games.
After storm, headache gone. Belle and Bernice very funny.
Hour after ice cream, time for bed: 95.