Well 19 minutes later and an issue has come up. It’s something we all take for granted... Cole got hungry and wanted a snack. Now Arden is eating again. This means my dream of a BG around 160 in an hour is shot. I now have to watch how many tortilla chips Arden eats so I can factor them into her next shot.
I can’t give her insulin now to cover them for a few reasons. 1. I don’t like to give insulin on top of insulin if I can help it. 2. She could change her mind and stop eating the chips. 3. She’s about to get a bath and as odd as it sounds her BG always goes down when she gets a bath.
So Cole wanting a snack is a giant obstacle in my day. It’s also why I eat standing at the counter in the kitchen with my back to Arden (I usually pretend to be cleaning).
Fun Fact: Complex carbohydrates bring Arden’s BG up slower but farther then a simple Carb does. Also sometimes a simple carbohydrate drives her BG up quickly but then plummets again. You only need to over correct for one simple carb high to learn that lesson.