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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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Trusted my instincts

Scott Benner



Last night before bed, Arden's BG unexpectedly spiked up. I resisted the urge to play it safe and trusted my instincts to bolus. I covered the high BG and encouraged a small snack that I did not cover. We had an early dinner and while I didn't understand the spike I knew that the insulin without anything in her stomach would likely cause a low later. So I popped some corn and Arden had a few (of her) handfuls with melted butter to get some fat into the mix.

I must have been a bit unsure initially because I posted on FaceBook that I just bolused and didn't know what to expect. Two hours later her BG was in a good place and drifting gently to where she woke this morning, 85.

This morning she woke up in such a pleasant mood and immediately began talking about all sorts of funny stuff. She hopped out of bed when I asked her to, didn't linger in the bathroom or mess around while she ate... she didn't even complain about brushing her teeth! All of that makes me wonder just how much varied and fluctuating blood glucose levels effect her personality, mood and feelings.