OK , I'm getting there with this overnight thing. The past three nights I have alternated the basal rate, which for the most part has worked out except for the fact that Thursday mornings wake up blood sugar was 189, Friday's was 60, and this morning 72!? A little confusing, but we're getting there. I'm worried about that one 60 morning and if she sleeps late. During the day her numbers have been very good.
This situation has brought on a new dilemma for me though. S's pump warranty is up in August and she can get a new pump. We had decided to go with the omni pod. S is a very active kid and the tubing is a pain. She loves the idea of the omni pod. The problem is that it makes the same jump as the medtronic pump. You can only go from .15 to .20 and S really needs something in between. At our last dr. visit they told me that medtronic is coming out with a new pump that will include the smaller increment in delivery. Now what do we do??!!!!! S is eight now and this pump will stay with her until she is 12.
Part of me thinks the right thing to do is get the new medtronic to ensure better control, but the other side of me thinks of S as a little girl who is growing up. I anticipate that the older she gets the bigger deal wearing a pump will be. Nothing with diabetes has ever really bothered S except for the CGM (that is a story for another post). I imagine that when clothes matter more the pump will bother her, along with a lot of other things that we Moms and older diabetics all know suck about diabetes.I also don't think she will need that smaller increment for very long. She is a tiny thing, but as she grows I don't think that small amount will matter as much, but we will be committed to it for four years. Of course control of her numbers is the most important thing, but I can't ignore the importance of her social- emotional well being. She is such a happy easy going kid and I don't want diabetes to change that in her. I often think about the pre teen and teenage years with D. It is usually a hard enough time for kids never mind having to monitor everything you put in your mouth, checking BS constantly, keeping track of site changes, and choosing your clothes based on some tube hanging off your body. Just to name a few.
If anyone has an opinion on my situation or thoughts on either one of the pumps I mentioned I welcome your thoughts and comments. Thanks
6 days ago