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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What's the best way to wake up on vacation? With dolphins swimming in the surf outside your front door.
I'll post more when we got home.
There are now more photos from the beach in our 'Visual Record'.
I'm taking a sunbathing break to praise Arden's insulin pump. Today is a great example of just one of the reasons that we love the OmniPod... there is no need to disconnect.
A day at the beach is no, well, day at the beach when you are trying to managing type I diabetes. Arden has been playing in the surf, boogie boarding and snacking for the last few hours. Aside from the fact that she isn't eating very well; two cookies, a banana and a waffle. The activity and the heat are both trying to mess with her BGs. So far I've been able to combat those variables with a well placed temp basal.
Between there being no need to disconnect and the ability to bolus without injections for each snack, I can't think of a better tool to help keep your BGnow where you need it to be.
Okay, back to the beach...
Good morning everyone!
I just got Cole and Arden their breakfast and now I'm sitting on the deck writing to you.
The trip thus far has been pretty steady as far as Arden's diabetes is concerned. We made the ten hour drive overnight and had a low around 2 am that we uncharacteristically handled at a McDonald's drive-thru with some fries. The french fries came back to haunt us a number of hours later but we bolused cautiously and didn't experience a low later even though Arden hadn't eaten in eight hours. Her BGnow was 107 when we stepped foot into this house for the first time!
The beach hasn't caused any lows yet but so far she has mainly been walking the sand and looking for shells. I'm not sure how much time we'll get in the ocean, it's very warm but still pretty rough from Hurricane Irene.
Arden did wake up low his morning but that was a product of us sleeping in, as her basal rate increased for breakfast but there was no food in her system. At Arden's weight a .05 increase in basal can act like a bolus.
I'll check in again when I can, Arden just came out to ask me if I'll go with her to put "our toes in the water".
After days of uncertainty and bad weather our vacation has finally gotten underway! We did have a minor D-tour 90 minutes into the trip, Arden's BG dropped unexpectedly to 55 but a few McDonald's french fries have gotten things back to normal.
Okay, I have to get a little sleep now while Kelly drives.