Today I am super frustrated with this Honeymoon period....which is a stinky name for this phase. It sucks too much to have a nice name like that. For those of you without T1 kiddos, the honeymoon phase is where the pancreas gets a little break because we are providing some insulin via injections, so it gives one last ditch effort at producing insulin on its own to regulate your blood sugar but does a crappy job of it. Right now it looks like his little pancreas spits out insulin at the most random, unpredictable times causing him to drop quickly. This morning I checked him at snack and his BG was 233 and within 2 hours at lunch, it had dropped to 53. I think it is officially time that I demand a continuous blood glucose monitor from our endocrinologist so we can be alerted when this is happening. Dropping that quickly not only makes Parker feel bad but is dangerous because he could become unconscious. It is critical that they work with us on becoming more aggressive in combatting these lows.
So, I guess I have to put on my mean panties and give the endocrinologist no choice but to do what we ask. Sometimes the squeaky wheel gets the grease, and Lord knows I have been a squeaky wheel when it comes to Parker's care in the past.
THANKS so much to Laura at http://www.houstonwehaveaproblemblog.com/ for the shout out and asking the DOC community to welcome us. I was overwhelmed at the number of responses we have received from sweet parents going through the same issues. I feel so clueless when I read the veteran blogs of people who have done this longer. Our doctors are trying to limit our knowledge right now, which is quite frankly, ticking me off. So, it is refreshing to see some advice and tips from parents who have been there.