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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: 9:25 am Arden is hungry

Scott Benner

Arden settled on waffles and sausage for breakfast.  The waffles were 20 carbs, sausage 2 carbs, two teaspoons of syrup about 6 and the juice bag has 8.  Arden’s BG is stubborn in the morning.  It inexplicably takes more Novolog to bring her down then it does during the rest of the day.   

I just gave her one and a half units of Novolog.  We have a timer set to check her BG again in an hour and forty minutes.  With that much insulin I can’t wait to know what it is again any longer without risking a seizure.  The seizures are refered to in the diabetes community as “low blood sugar incidents” but f*** that, I’ve seen two and narrowly averted about twenty others and let me tell you... they’re seizures.  I think the name change is to make them seem less horrible...


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Susan - Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 05:49 PM

This isn't the first time I have visited your blog, but today is the first time I have spent quality time reading posts and following links. I decided to finally start from the beginning. This post is like 'Aha! I knew I wasn't imagining it.' My daughter's BG is more resistant in the morning. Often she is high a lunch time at school which is inexplicably at 10:30 a.m. This is three hours after getting her morning dosage so It should be fine. What makes it worse is if she has a complex carb. I will even over dose her to account for it, and it still doesn't do the trick. This is one of the more frustrating complaints I have.


Scott - Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - 09:28 AM

Hi Susan!

I was just doing some maintenance on the blog and I was like... "did someone comment on a four year old post?" 

I'm so glad that you took the time to look at the blog chronologically, I think it can serve as a sort of 'crystal ball' for newly/newer diagnosed families. Great luck to you!