I got a call from our Endo's office this afternoon. Kayleigh's GTT (Glucose Tolerance Test) is scheduled for February 23rd. We have to be down at CHKD at 8:30am to register in and then the test will start around 9am. Its a 5 hour test so we'll be down there til that afternoon. I have this really nervous feeling in the pit of my stomach. I got a call from Kayleigh at 2:30pm. She said she had a bad headache and she was having some blood sugar issues again. She ate spaghetti in Culinary class at 12pm. At 1pm, her sugar was a 123 and then by 2pm she bounced up to a 154 and thats when the headache and hot flashes started. By 3pm, she was back down to a 99 but shes still got a really bad headache. I've written everything down in the notebook since we have to keep a journal of what her sugar was, what she ate and what her symptoms are.
I also got an email from Kacey's NP. She wants us to bump all those basals up again and change her correction factor. She is REALLY hitting that puberty stage and we're fighting a tough battle. I read about all these other kids with really high I:C ratios, correction factors and hardly any basal and then I see Kacey's insulin intake and it makes me gasp a little. I'm hoping we will some some numbers back in the 100's since she is staying in a consistant 200-300 range.
Just a little FYI....here are Kacey's current settings....
Insulin:Carb ratio- 1:7
Correction Factor- 30
12am- 1.15u (possibly going to 1.20u if she continues to bounce up)
It just floors me that her body is taking in so much insulin! I guess when you're fighting those hormones then you have no choice. Last week she was in range 10% of the time! UGH! She's feeling better and I think the itch is moving out. She is only itchy on her toes now...LOL! It's like it moved all the way out from her body to her fingertips and toes. Weird! She went back to school this morning and she made it through the whole day....so thats a good sign! She was swamped with make-up work and homework. One day at a time :)
Sooooo right now I'm feeling like Super Coupon-Mom! I just went grocery shopping and my total bill was $305.35 and my final total after coupons was $148.55...whoop! whoop! Now THAT is what I call BARGAIN SHOPPING!!