Seminar in Frozen Yogurt Bolusing

20 calorie lunch?

Sure, send them over for lunch! 20 calories per person should suffice.

No school. Some kids over for afternoon. Lunch = lavash pizza, reduced-juice juice pouches, berries, cucumbers.

Before eat Bigfoot warn newcomers: This pizza is kind of flimsy. Worried boys not eat pizza substitute but hoover up two cookie-cooling racks lavash pizza approximately five minutes.

20 minutes after lunch, Bigfoot working. Small voice Um, Mrs. Bigfoot, I think…I think I might still be hungry.

BIGFOOT: You just had lunch, honey. I’m not offering a snack now. I am working. There are still some cucumbers and berries. Have those!

STARVING CHILD: Okay, thank you. (NOMNOMNOM Starving Child eats.)

Ten minutes later…

JACK: Mom, is there anything we could have for a snack?

BFOOT: You just had lunch. I’m working. I am not at your service! I have to concentrate! Have the rest of the cucumbers! (Gestures toward cucumber plate, which is bare.)ย  Oh.

Just some yogurt with seasonal toppings: free range peeps, hot liquid nutella, etc.

Just some yogurt with fresh, seasonal toppings: heritage breed peeps, mini-eggs from Araucana hens (blue), hot liquid Nutella, etc.

Dawn on Bigfoot not give children enough food. So low carb everyone hungry, no energy play—only enough energy for hover around Bigfoot/whimper. This excuse for how come Bigfoot volunteer take chatty, hungry troop Froyo World Frozen Yogurt Lounge. Also Bigfoot have gift card.

Without the privacy dots they look just like One Direction.

Without the privacy dots they look just like One Direction.

Not sweat. Always swag 100g for machine-extruded icy desserts w. candy toppings.

CGM just after trash empty cup:

Hey, it's Wendy's lucky number---surely a harbinger of swagcess!

Hey, it’s Wendy’s lucky number—surely a harbinger of swagcess!

CGM 20 minutes later:

Double monkey schlongs.

Double monkey schlongs. They still offend me, but I guess it’s to be expected after eating a bowl of Peeps.

Soon after, no monkeys/no arrows at all:

Why no arrows when martini glass is fully operational?

No arrows. What’s that supposed to mean?

And then # went down, never having popped much above 200, everything resolved no problem. Bravo. Well played.


But then! Pre-dinner:


THREE HOURS after the eating of the Froyo, a 2nd hump! This is what happens when parents don’t know how to combo bolus for crazy snacks.

After spike/correction, see almost perfect bell curve, as if for reminder not everyone able achieve A+.

Ahhh. 7PM and the Froyo Drama comes to a close.

7PM and the Froyo Drama comes to a close.

LESSON: figure out some kind of combo/ ++temp basal strategy for future insane-jumbo dessert. Could notice/learn this sans CGM but much easier w. CGM spell whole story out. Thank you, CGM. Bigfoot learn.



  1. pawslovediabetes · April 5, 2013

    I am glad that you are having such a great affair with your CGM! ๐Ÿ™‚ I will say this I have used a TON of test strips since getting hooked up to the pump yesterday afternoon… Lots to learn and trying to gather as much information as I can get so I can fine tune my basals and what not.


    • Katy · April 5, 2013

      I hope Dream Doctor keeps you swimming in strips.


      • pawslovediabetes · April 5, 2013

        haha I wish there was a “like” button on wordpress! I hope she does too! She sent me on my way with 260, I usually use about 50-70 a week and I am going back on Thursday ๐Ÿ™‚


  2. laosita · April 5, 2013

    Ha, laughed all the way through this post- so descriptively written! I haven’t figured out the do-it-yourself frozen yogurt either – I still get the false hope of success number followed by the uh you ate weird carbs arrows some undetermined amount of time later.


  3. Dolores · April 5, 2013

    Question … How long after Bubs ate the fro yo did you see the spike?


    • Dolores · April 5, 2013

      And I might suggest that the problem with your lunch wasn’t that there were not enough carbs … I think what was missing was protein and healthy fats … That is just my very unexpert opinion …


    • Katy · April 5, 2013

      the initial spike (to 200ish) was within an hour. the 2nd (bigger) spike was 3 hours after eating it.

      i’m sure you are right about the lunch—it was flimsy, figuratively and literally!


  4. Sara · April 6, 2013

    Froyo + combo bolus = happy dexcom

    Unfortunately there is no magic formula for the combo bolus, it is trial and error for each person and each high fat or super high protein (think giant steak) meal.

    For example, I have a different combo for froyo than I do for Burger King. But I even have a different combo percentage for Burger King vs. Chick-fil-A.


  5. shannon · April 9, 2013

    privacy dots


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