Tuesday, February 22, 2011


I guess there's a first time for everything. I tested Adam before bed tonight and the meter just said "HI." We all know that means his BG is over 600. I don't know what to do. I had just given him 3 whole units for his dinner plus a correction an hour ago. I just rage-bolused another 2 units (after a site change, of course). Maybe the cannula was bent? I have no idea. He was nowhere near in range at all today.

No ketones so far. How could he be this high for so long with no ketones? Is that normal? I've tested with the blood ketone meter as well as the ketostix. I'm starting to freak out a bit, and no matter what I'll be calling his endo tomorrow with all of this info. I wanted to have 3 solid days of numbers for him, but this just can't wait.

Another night of no sleep. Yippee.

***I'm thinking we had our first bent cannula. I have no idea, since I let Adam take it off, but things are good now! Even though I had just done a site change, something must have gone wrong when I put it in and insulin wasn't being absorbed. New site, all is well. Whew. 


  1. Oh Stephanie, that just plain sucks. I'm sorry that's happening. Elise was 480 at 1 am last night for no apparent reason. No ketones either though. I hope you get it figured out... Sending some hugs your way.

  2. Is he on a Ping? There is a recall of cartridges. The affected lots are leaking from the O rings causing less insulin to be delivered. You may want to check into it. Jen

  3. Joanne - thanks!

    Jen - I did happen to see that recall on CWD. I checked our boxes and they are not the affected ones.

  4. Why don't these things happen during the day when we are up anyways???

  5. I feel so bad for you guys! Is he showing signs of sickness? I hope things get under control quickly!

  6. My boys hardly ever get ketones. Only when they are sick. Every child is different! (And no ketones is a good thing! HOlla!) Hope things are settling down for you guys!!