Good Things IX

La la love you.

La la love you. Don’t mean maybe.

Dexcom G4

OMG. Now over one week CGM. Still love. LOVE!

  • ACCURATE: Wake up BG 105, CGM show 106 <—typical
  • APPROPRIATELY ANNOYING: Vibration mode wake up parent no doubt. Frequency = whiny baby + aggressive, evil junebug
  • TRUSTY: so far never miss low BG
  • PARENTS SLEEP SO WELL! Trust little buzzy as if $30,000 Hypoglycemia Dog. Last night bedtime 198 w. straight arrow. BG meter 203. Bigfoot give 1/2 unit correction for drop approx. 40 points, then sleep until 6:30AM. Because know will wake up if Bubs approach low. Before CGM: 1/2 unit correction, stay awake read diabetes blogs/watch Netflix/Hulu 2 hours make sure drop/not drop too much. With CGM just sleep. Wake up refreshed, make Important Decisions/focaccia dough before 9AM
  • MARITAL AID: B. Spouse develop new seduction technique: CGM says 115 with a straight arrow and they just started watching Arrested Development
  • MEAL/CARB TRAINING: can see how assorted foods poke BG. Oatmeal = spike. Half oatmeal = no spike. Mini bagel cream cheese = no spike. Two mini bagel cream cheese = also no spike. CGM teach Bigfoot best way feed child for maximum not-miss-class-for-visit-nurse-w-spike-drop-low-feeling-but-not-low mid-morning @ school. Miss less class, feel better health during school, etc.
  • NO DRAWBACK FOR CHILD: Bubs like CGM too. Part is excitement new gadget. Part is not notice/mind sensor


photo-1So far Spring 2013 little dreary Rhode Island. But any time not snow/rain, Bubs ask Tennis? One mile bike ride to tennis courts. So far tennis = no drama. Fun sans bad sportsmanship! Exercise sans low! (Poss. because no one Bigfoot family very good @tennis. More like walk around court pick up balls w. occasional racquet swing.) So far perfect balance = 10g CHO watery drink before bike back home, numbers drop little bit but no biggies.

photo(1)This Rootbeer

Bigfoot sure as learn more re artificial sweet effect on insulin, become more confused diet drink OK/no OK. Know people say diet soda bad bc stimulate insulin, but for T1D person, maybe kind of moot point. No? Anyway, Bubs like this new sugar-free rootbeer. Very tasty.

Cauliflower Mash

Every low carb person recommend put cauliflower where potato belong. Bigfoot family never big mashed potato consumer but last night try one fist-size Yukon Gold potato + human head-size (incl. stem) cauliflower. Steam all until soft, mash with olive oil, salt. Add butter/sour cream for children for make more potato-y. Bubs, Bigfoot, Bigfoot Spouse love! Jack refrain.



  1. g · April 2, 2013

    Miraculous!!! Yay sleep!!!!


    • Katy · April 2, 2013

      thank you for being happy for me!


  2. Eileen · April 2, 2013

    Sign me up. I caught 2 BGs in the 50s in the middle of the night this week and he was sound asleep. I miss the not sleeping with one eye open kind of sleep.


  3. Ann · April 2, 2013

    Important question: did you steam the cauliflower whole or cut it up? Oh, and yeah! For the other good things too.


    • Katy · April 2, 2013

      I did cut it up. And I peeled the potato. And I steamed it all together until it was practically disintegrating.


      • Linda · April 2, 2013

        Such good news! And, Yum! You are giving me a reason to plant cauliflower. CGM sounds like the best ever D-educator/Endo. Makes me wonder why they aren’t standard issue when a person is diagnosed? And why insurance often won’t cover them.


      • Katy · April 2, 2013

        I wonder too. I feel they should slap it on the kid while in the hospital. But maybe because…honeymoon? Also: too many confusing things to learn? Thinking of being an absolute beginner makes me cry: the kid is scared, you have to use a syringe/pen which kind of makes it scarier…having a robot part imbedded in them right away might be too scary.

        Also so much of D-care seems to be geared toward having the dumbest possible parent kill the fewest number of diabetic children, and making it better is up to the individual family…?


  4. shannon · April 2, 2013




  5. aaeschwiebert · April 2, 2013

    I’m glad the CGM is working so well for you! Even with an unmentionably priced dog, I sometimes wish I could be on one of those just for the data to look at- not like Merlin can spit a print out from his butt after a busy day of alerting. It’s great to see how you’re taking advantage of the technology.


  6. Robin Jingjit · April 2, 2013

    Oh man. Just for the sleep alone it must be the best thing that has ever happened to you. I marvel every time you talk about the hours of no sleep/waiting.

    I love that cauliflower mashup, too. It’s just the same, and veggies!


  7. drjmeade · April 2, 2013

    Sleep, seduction, mashed cauliflower (spelled right on first try – why that u in there?) —-best post! Also I feel bad/glad that I have your red bowl and would like that as excuse to fill it and see you!


  8. Scott E · April 2, 2013

    I’ve grown to despise Charlie Sheen as much as the next guy, but I think you and Bubs have earned the right to use his tagline: WINNING!

    Despite the absence of a disclosure, I’m pretty sure Dexcom didn’t pay you for this blog post. But they should…it’s the best endorsement I’ve ever seen.

    And that cauliflower thing sounds so simple that I might actually try it…and I’m generally too lazy to try ANY recipes I find on d-blogs. Thanks!


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