Every six months or so, I'm tempted to post a "What the heck? His insulin is like water" post.
And then I remember I've already done that a few times.
Each time I forget that we are dealing with a growing boy here, and his insulin needs are constantly going to change.
Here's a pic of Adam's I:C ratios for June:
These were set after our last Endo appointment in May and were working great!
Until they weren't. For a good part of July, I couldn't get Adam out of the 300's some days. And I continued to be befuddled (really, Steph? Have we not been through this before??) Yet it took me a few weeks to catch on to the fact that I might need to change some of his I:C ratios. It took looking at his 30-day meter average and seeing a 190 staring back at me to get serious.
So I rage-I:C-ratio'ed. Is that even in the D-dictionary?
I ignored all the great advice about making small changes every 3 days. Instead of dropping his I:C ratio by one every few days, I did this:
Yeah, I like to live life on the edge.
But to my surprise, it worked. I haven't seen a number in the 300's in 3 days.
And, um, yeah...we've been testing a lot lately. As you can see by his PDM. But look at those purty numbers!
For some reason it still pains me to see that he continues to need more and more insulin as time goes on. I know it's part of the deal.
I am positive I will be upping some of those once school starts and adding in some different patterns depending on his school schedule. But for now, I'm happy to not have a cranky boy who is sick of being high all the time!