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Arden's Day Blog

Arden's Day is a type I diabetes care giver blog written by author Scott Benner. Scott has been a stay-at-home dad since 2000, he is the author of the award winning parenting memoir, 'Life Is Short, Laundry Is Eternal'. Arden's Day is an honest and transparent look at life with diabetes - since 2007.

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Day One: 8:25 am Arden is awake

Scott Benner

This morning Arden’s BG was 218 at 8:27 am.  That’s too high.  It’s interesting because I put her to bed last night at the same BG I put her to bed at the previous night.  Yesterday morning doing the same exact thing she woke up at 74 (way too low).  

I gave Arden her long acting insulin (called Levemir) at 8:30 am. More on Levemir later...

Arden is hungry now... I have to go make her breakfast, count the carbohydrates in it and give her another shot of a fast acting insulin called Novolog.  The Novolog starts to work in about twenty minutes, peaks at two hours and burns out in three hours.  Click here for a video of Arden’s morning test and shots.