Sunday, May 24, 2009

4 Days...Pushing 5

Kacey had another one of those "perfect sites" that was giving her some amazing blood sugars and when those 3 days flew by, she just wasn't ready for a site change yet! I let her push the snooze button and she went another day with perfect blood sugars. Thats the longest I've let her go with a site. It was 9pm last night and we really tossed around the possibility of waiting until this morning to change it but since she'd alarmed already telling us she was down to 20u of insulin, we decided it was probably a good idea to go on and change everything so she could start a fresh day today without having to do everything. I'm glad she's feeling so good :)

Blood licker....disgusting or a diabetic habit? How many of you out there lick your finger after a finger stick? Kacey's gotten into this horrible habit of testing really quick and just licking her finger and going on about her business. It didn't bother me at first but now it does. Germs...thats the first thing that comes to mind. With the spread of the flu and other nasty viruses, it makes me paranoid now. When she was first diagnosed, we made the effort to wipe her finger with alcohol and then we were told that it would dry her fingers out so we just started pushing the "wash your hands" issue. Then she would wipe her finger on a cotton pad and just keep it in her case. Now...washing her hands... Sometimes she does, sometimes she doesnt. So how do we get her to break this habit?

Still hobbling around in pain here. Called a connection of mine that works for the doctor that they referred me to and I have to call the office on Tues since Mon is a holiday and I'm going to get an appt MUCH sooner (Tues/Wed) to have it checked. I'm just tired of being in pain :( so hopefully the xrays will pick up whats going on!

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

8 comments:

Chris said...

I'm a licker. Although I wash my hands frequently throughout the day, so I don't think it's as big a concern for me as it could be for others. I would suggest that you continue to promote good hygiene practices and you (all) should be ok.

type1mom said...

I'm a licker too. I won't do it in front of people though! It is gross I guess, but you just fall into that habit.

I typically wear my sites for 4 days. Often 5 days. I never had a problem, then again, I'm an "easy" diabetic, I would never push it with Maddison though.... we do sometimes go 4 days on her sites too!

Kathy Groenbeck said...

Kaitlyn is a licker. She is pretty good about washing her hands before she checks but licks off the blood afterwards. From what I hear from her diabetic friends they are lickers also. Heaven forbid they get a kleenex and wipe it off. I'm sure they are just being green by not wasting kleenex or a napkin.

jj said...

Hey there, new to the site, our son licks too. I figure it is ok since he washes before he tests. He picked it up from his uncle, another type 1.

Cody Turner said...

Most of us with diabetes do lick our fingers after a test. That is how you can tell a diabetic in public. I do it without even realizing.

Amy said...

Jada's not a licker and I kind of wish she would be! She is always looking for something to wipe her finger on- and at her age- you just never know what that's going to be!! :)
Germs freak me out like they never used to since her diagnosis! I make sure she washes her hands frequently and carry hand sanitizer with me and use it often!

Scott K. Johnson said...

I'm a licker too. If in front of people I try to do it discretely (which means LIGHTNING fast!).

Sorry to hear you're still hurting - I hope you get some relief and answers soon.

Christine-Megan said...

Another licker here.