Hang of

Getting hang of temp basal by act out in mind what could do.

However much I want to vilify milk…oh, shit. Just drink it.

Bed: 80. Could decrease basal 50% for few hours? Could do. Think about. Almost ready learn this important skill. Animas manual folded open that section. Instead wake boy up, make drink few glugs milk. (Milk of cow! Too late now—cow give Bubs more diabetes? Analogous dying friend/cancer decide on whim visit tanning bed at artificial eyelash-eyebrow salon.) Next time try decrease basal.

Imagine each one turning back into a dollar bill—you’d be so glad you didn’t vacuum.

Getting hang of used strip management: ignore.

Jack notice lately often find used strip on floor What should I do when I see one? Should I hand it to you? <—Jack think used strip = valuable. Aww! Answer: Just leave it there. We’ll eventually vacuum it up. If not learn ignore strip scatter, never do anything but pick up strip.

Getting hang of WAG-ing

Tonight 3rd grade graduation, hopeful-eyed Bubs approach w/ plate of sailboat-theme dessert: sailboat cookie, wedge sailboat-shape doughnut cake, semaphore flag-topped cupcake. Ask Spouse whaddaya say, 120? Spouse: sounds good. Nearby is Dream Babysitter’s mom. What do you think for this plate? 120? DBM take inventory. Point to cupcake. Bigfoot say that’s 40, right? 

DBM: Yeah, I was going to say 40. And the doughnut cake is kind of small, but Allie’s frosting is really sugary. And that cookie’s pretty big. Yeah, I’d guess 40 for each of them


Getting hang of see child flat out on ground not mean coma.

Main problem this posture is lyme disease tick.

 Back into the arena: Katniss!

It’s part of the game. They fling each other to the ground, then stay down for a while. The game is called HUNGER GAMES. I’m not sure what the staying down indicates.



  1. Eileen · June 13, 2012

    As I read this, my 8 year old is at at 80 with .22 IOB. Just woke him up for a snack. Mott’s has a nice 10 carb squeezable applesauce I can get into him when he is half asleep. There are other brands but the Motts one doesn’t have fruit juice, so it doen’t seem to spike him. I was thinking of giving him milk next if we need another snack !. Guess I should think about a temp basal with the IOB still working. We started putting rice milk in non-diabetic’s son’s cereal, just in case…


    • Katy · June 13, 2012

      IOB! I forgot to think about IOB!

      I’ve switched to coconut milk or half coco-half almond milk for MY cereal and the big bro has too, but Bubs is so, so loyal to cow milk.

      Great idea on the squeeze applesauce. It’s almost unspillable. I’m getting some.


  2. Zakary · June 13, 2012

    We have test strips everywhere: on our walkway, in my car, under the couch cushions.

    P.S. I accidentally dosed Zoe tonight with Humalog instead of Lantus. EFF MY LIFE


    • Katy · June 13, 2012

      Whoa! So do you just feed her a bunch of stuff? And then do the Lantus too? I know when we had Lantus it was maybe…8u? And that would be a LOT of snacks. I’m sorry that happened, but there’s always crocheted dishrags.


  3. Julia · June 13, 2012

    Temp basal for a few hours, yes, good idea sometimes. Temp basal WITHOUT bumping him up to 110 or so with low fat milk, yogurt or juice if there is insulin on board very bad idea. Can go low before temp basal takes effect. In fact, most probably will do so. Basils take 1.5 to two hours to take effect. Now if 100 and no insulin on board, temp basal would be fine. You’re doing great with the SWAGGing! P.S. Low fat milk is one of my faves cause it holds the blood sugar. Sometimes it does wake her up because 10 grams of milk is a while cup. So I add strawberry syrup (chocolate too slow to digest). Then I can treat with a half cup of milk.


    • Katy · June 13, 2012

      Oh! I’m glad I read this. I’m in the middle of a temp basal for a 70. Crap! Down to the kitchen. And by “crap,” I mean THANK YOU.


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  5. shannon · June 15, 2012

    hey i meant to mention the appleauce squeezies when i saw you were using the lemonade slushie things a few posts ago. the kid digs the applesauce for when she gets sick of juice. also, fun to eat!

    yeah, we were doing temp basals at bedtime when she was around 100 w/ some iob but when we realized it didn’t take effect until ~2 hours later (as mentioned above) we eased back on doing that since it was giving her a lot of overnight highs (ydmv).

    did you totally high five after your swag matched DBM’s? I WOULD HAVE TOTALLY HIGH FIVED!!

    lol @ wondering what the staying down means. hmmmm.


  6. Katy · June 15, 2012

    if we’re doing a reduced temp basal for 60-90 minutes at say…11PM and he pops up just over 100 by 1AM, is this the cause of the 190 at 6:30AM? let me guess: it might be! it might not be! ok.


  7. shannon · June 15, 2012

    ding ding ding! correctamundo! but yeah, that could be it. or not! AHAHAHAHA it’s funny cos it’s crazy-making.


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