O' My, finally I have a second to blog and try to catch up with all my D bloggers. It is so funny because I have never met any of you but I think of all of you every day, some days even more....truly I do!
So the summer has just been out of control and so has Cara's blood sugar. She is high, high and high. I think that she is averaging in the low 20's for the last little while. As I try to read all my other D bloggers blogs I see that many of you are having the same difficulty as we are. Is it the sun, heat or just the excitement of the summer time? Our clinic told us to watch for lows during the summer because of her activity level not highs! Boy O Boy
Another common theme I see is high ketones and I have a question, does everyone check for ketones on a daily basis? I'm not sure if this is a Canadian thing or just something my clinic says, but we were told that we do not have to check ketones everyday. Only on sick days do we check them. Our diabetes clinic said that if she drinks fluids through out the day and she is not sick there is no need to check ketones "you have enough things to do and check during the day" they told us. So we have not checked Cara's ketones once since she has been diagnosed (Feb 09). Another side note about ketones, my 7 year old son Connor was just hospitalized recently with a virus and he was very dehydrated (he is fine now) and I over heard the nurse talking on the phone to another nurse and he had ketones present in his system and he is not diabetic.
So we are not doing anything special for the summer, we have no special vacation planned. We are just trying to get our house in order (moving rooms around, painting, re- doing floors) and we are all just hanging out. I'm trying desperately to keep 6 children entertained all day every day! My husband has started a new business recently and it seems like it is just me and the kids most of the time now. I'm so tired by the end of the day I go straight to bed with no blogging time. So I hope everyone is having a wonderful and safe summer! :) I will try to keep better taps on everyone because it is truly a wonderful stress release to blog and to read all other blogs. Knowing that there are other people going through what you are and being able to share with people who understand what you are going through is really amazing! Thanks for reading and thanks for blogging .... until next blog time!
p.s. without blogging poor facebook gets updates like this: Nicole