6.4 at breakfast……5.2 at morning tea…..5.1 at lunch…….and 5.7 when I picked him up after school at 3pm. Could it be that I finally got it ALL right?
Was it my “fault” or did the stars get aligned?
As every Friday I took Mr T’s blood glucose meter, the one that lives at school, and went through it comparing my notes with the meters memory. I have decided that asking Mr T to take the diary to school and to write down BG, insulin, food and carbs would be too much for a busy boys schedule. He gets the little write / wipe off tablet in his lunch box where he writes those numbers down. On his return from school I transfer the info into my diary and analyze it (sometimes ;) ). This system does not record the lows during school time or any other extra BG check. Nowadays, those instances are rare but I still ask him about it every day. He is pretty good at remembering and telling me about it.
I also go through the pump memory once a day and compare what he wrote down with what the pump has recorded. That way, I build up a full record in the diary without burdening him or asking the teachers to do it instead.
Well, that Friday as I was browsing through the pump I noticed an extra bolus at an odd time. What? 0.5 units delivered at 11:45? Strange. That is after they return to the classroom, after the morning tea break. I asked him.
Oh, forgot to tell you Mom. I won a prize today, it was a small chocolate from the teachers special jar.
And….. you remembered to bolus for it?
Yes, I did !
How did you know how much? Did it say on the wrapping?
No it did not, but I guessed 10 carbs !
I was most impressed. He did all the right things, by himself, without being reminded or prompted to do it.
Considering that it was just few weeks ago when he wanted to do it all by himself while spending the day playing at a friends place, then ended up being so immersed in playing that he forgot to do any of it, including bolussing, makes this act so much bigger than the first small step to his independence.
That’s what made the numbers seem even more perfect that day.