Extra Mayo

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Not a speck of mustard.

This hasn’t happened in an eternity. It maybe hasn’t happened ever. (To us, I mean.)

Some things I learned this is not about:

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    Like this, but no cherry.

    This is not attributable to excellent food choices. (Today has included a school lunch–i.e., on a bun–cheeseburger and an after school caramel sundae.)

  • It is not because of a great new basal/bolus program. (Program hasn’t been tweaked for weeks.)
  • It is not due to parental effort. (Joe and I slept all night, not realizing we had both left our phones plugged in downstairs. Zzzzzz.)
  • No prayers, faith, mindfulness, deals with devil, or manifesting.

Some things it might be about:

  • We now change the pump site every 24 hours instead of every 36 – 48 hours. Maybe we are avoiding site weirdness, since the sites are always relatively fresh?
  • Bubs is a good carbs guesser. He entered 50g for the sundae. I would have guessed 65g.

Known unknowns:

  • Chemical swings of puberty. Growth hormones currently busy creating foot odor in lieu of insulin resistance?
  • School nurse input/what happened at school.
  • The weather is nice: spring in step increases circulation?
  • The math teacher was absent: less stressful day?
  • Dog babysitting job today/what happened at the dog’s house.
  • Wore sweatpants (that look like pants) instead of real pants. Could this cause less/different/beneficial pressure on the buns-area site?

Unknown unknowns: definitely exist but can’t be named.

Everything changes and this won’t last. Right. Even so, it has been a huge relief to see, for at least one day, a person relatively unaffected by diabetes. All he had to do was test, enter numbers, count carbs, enter numbers, and wear the machines. Things worked according to the rules of how they’re supposed to work. Things going as planned feels completely unprecedented. I am floored.

Does this (things working as planned) happen regularly to adults with diabetes, making crazy days the exceptional ones? Please say yes.

Bonus: today I learned about mayonnaise, and for that I am grateful. I love mayonnaise.

Just one more glance at this beautiful mayonnaise day.

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  1. Scott E · March 30, 2016

    Don’t underestimate your bullets. Lack of scrutiny and constant attention is a good thing — I’ve been finding that to be very true lately. When you don’t worry about things too much, they tend to take care of themselves. This theme follows with “known unknown” bullets #4 (no stress about math) and #2 (no nurse-looking-over-the-shoulder). I’ll bet that even “It’s not” bullet #3 helped — imagine how liberating and relaxing it must be to not have someone watching over your BG every five minutes. It’s why I don’t share my Dexcom Share with anyone.

    There are times my BG is running high, so I decide to “take a unit or two of insulin and see what happens”. Maybe I need more, maybe it wasn’t enough — I don’t worry about it. But it’s a step in the right direction and caused me little-to-no grief. I’m making coarse adjustments and will fine-tune later.

    Being comfortable (“known unknown” bullet #6) makes it even easier to relax when it comes to the other things.

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  3. Polina · March 31, 2016



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