I know I have not blogged in some time now but it looks like I have come back on a great week, diabetes blog week. So here is a blog challenge for diabetes blog week day one ( I think?), a day in the life of type 1 diabetes.
This could be just any one of our days during the week : (our weekends are a little less scheduled) I focused more on Cara's schedule and left out the diaper changing, the crying, the kids fighting, the yelling and screaming, the cleaning, the laundry, the nagging, the non- listening, the door slamming, the feet stomping, the spilling, etc, etc so basically all the FUN!!
6:30 am the alarm goes off and my husband gets Kailyn, Connor and Cara up to get ready for school very very quietly trying not to wake up the other kids. The more kids up the more chaos there is in the morning :)
6:45 Cara is finally up and time to take her blood sugar not a fun way to start your day!! Then time to figure out what kind of cereal Queen Cara will like this morning, we measure and add the milk. Then time to figure out insulin, for breakfast insulin she will always receives 3 units of insulin given to her by a insulin pen however depending on her blood sugar that was taken a few minutes earlier we sometimes need to make changes to the amount of insulin she receives.
7:15 time to pick out a snack for Cara's lunch, my husband gives Cara 3 choices to choose from. It is very important for Cara to want to eat her snack at school because of the insulin that is in her system. On a few occasions Cara has decided that she does not want the snack that we had packed and she has gone very low because she WILL NOT eat it, so we keep other snacks at school just in case.
7:45 kids on the bus and we are crossing our figures that we figured out all insulin amounts and carb amounts correctly.
9:30 Cara's nurse come into the school to measure her blood sugar and makes sure that she eats her snack. It is at this time some days I receive a phone call about Cara's blood sugar either too high or too low either way it sucks when the phone rings!!
10:30 Cara's nurse again come into school to measure her blood sugar before she gets on the bus.
11: 24 Kylie gets on the bus to head to school and Cara is home safe and sound from the bus and again time to check her blood sugar. I can not express the amount of worrying that occurs for me between 7:45-11:23. There is just so many things that can go wrong and so many people that have absolutely no idea what to do for Cara in case of an emergency (but this is not a blog about what is wrong with our school systems so I will continue).
11: 35 time for lunch, during this time I have Cara, Kirstin and Cody at home with me so that means of course 3 different things for lunch. It also is time for another insulin injection, 2.5 units of insulin for a "normal" lunch 30 grams of carbs and again I make necessary changes to the amounts of insulin depending on her blood sugar and the amount of food (carbs) she wants to eat.
12:00-2:00 is nap time/ quite time/ computer time/ movie time and on beautiful days time to ride bikes up and down the street.
2:30 (or earlier depending if she is playing outside) blood sugar check again (is anyone counting) and usually time for a snack.
3:00 kids that were at school come home and all nappers are awake and the house is in total chaos.
5:30 dinner time, what to make, what to make? and time for a blood sugar check....again, then time to measure out the correct carbs to give Cara (very hard if we are eating spaghetti, hate pasta) and 2 units of insulin and usually a correction due to high blood sugar, then cross the figures and hope that you measured and counted and calculated correctly or it means a big mess for your poor diabetic!!
7:30-8:30 time for bath, a blood sugar check again and a nice bedtime snack.
10:00pm hopefully everyone is sleeping but usually this is not the case and it is time for 4 units of Lantus.
12:00 blood sugar check and depending on her number it may be time for a late night snack to keep her safe through out the night.
and at 6:30am it starts all over again but usually with some twist and turns just to keep us on our toes :)