Six years ago I began this blog with the intention of sharing every diabetes related moment that happen to us over a twenty-four hour period. I planned to share our day with diabetes with my friends and family but didn't have one idea about what I was going to do after that day ended. I had never read a blog, didn't know another family who lived with type I diabetes and only ever saw two message boards in the Internet. I had no idea what my sharing would introduce me to or what meeting all of you would one day mean to me. So many diabetes related events happened in the first few hours of August 16, 2007, that I had to stop before the day was over - but that was on my first day.
Today, I think I can make it for twenty-four straight hours... One full day of sharing to help bring awareness to the the world of type I diabetes. Every moment of our World Diabetes Day that is touched by type I diabetes, I will share as an update here on Arden's Day and other social media portals that lend themselves to the moment. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr
If you want to follow along or share the posts, I'll be hashtaging them with #DayOfDiabetes - Many other DOC members will be doing something similar today, please support them as much as you can. Here we go!
3hrs 30min since snack time insulin. Going to wait up a little longer. Tonight may just go well. #dayofdiabetes
1:33 am. Arden's BG is drifting lower. Temp basal, off for 30 mins. I'll listen to some music and check again in 30 mins. Eyes starting to hurt.
BG is steady at 95. One last temp basal, off to sleep. now. getting up in 4hr 45min. #DayofDiabetes
I overslept. Sometimes staying up until after 2 am can do that to me. Was woken finally by Arden's DexCom. Not only did her BG slowly drift to 196 by 8am but it wanted me to know that the sensor needs to be replaced in four hours. Thing is, we use that sensor to get through the school day. Going to have to reset it and set timers for extra testing.
Arden couldn't take her chewable vitamin this morning because her BG was 200 and they are 6 carbs, would require .45 units of insulin and hinder the bolus that is working for the elevated BG - vitamins. #DayOfDiabetes
Currently trying to decide what caused morning rise.#dayofdiabetes
The popcorn Arden ate before bed resolved almost perfectly. I set a decreased temp basal at 1am that seemed to work (Happy enough with the 150 range). Guessing the AM rise was not due to temp basal at 1am. If I hadn't overslept I could have boluses it just as it began and I think the 8 am number would have been around 140ish.
Timer just sounded. Arden will be testing in class and sending me a number in a moment. #DayOfDiabetes
Working on high BG from AM & getting ready for snack.#dayofdiabetes
On the phone with DexCom to deal with transmitter battery message. #DayOfDiabetes 10:28am
Arden just texted, CGM is ready to calibrate. She is testing now. #DayofDiabetes
I’ll have a #Dblog up in 20 mins about the last 1/2 hour. edit: Here it is LINK
Arden is at lunch, CGM is back and new DexCom transmitter has been ordered. This looks like a safe time for me to take a shower. #DayofDiabetes
Post Gym CGM check 97. #DayofDiabetes
I just entered Arden’s post gym BGs in the #BigBlueTest #DayOfDiabetes
Arden is on her way to the bus port. Just sent her CGM, we made an adjustment/bolus and she will be home soon. #DayofDiabetes
CGMnow 90 mins after Chinese food, 84. Small snack going in. #DayOfDiabetes
Arden is in bed, had to bolus again for an elevated BG. I’ll check on her in a little bit. #DayodDiabetes