Saturday, April 7, 2012

Beeps and Peeps

Pure, uninterrupted sleep.

It doesn't happen around here very often. So when I woke up this morning to realize that not a single CGM alarm had gone off last night, I realized how great it felt to get a full night's sleep.

Having a CGM is wonderful and it's become a great part of our routine for Leah's care. But the incessant beeping can drive you completely nuts. We try to keep the alarms set at reasonable levels to avoid constant beeps, but the blood sugar of a 7 year old type 1 diabetic is erratic at best, and over the last few weeks we've been making changes left and right to try to keep up with growth spurts, hormones, or who knows what else is going on in that body that wreaks havoc on BG numbers. So it makes for a very "beepy" life--and I end up hearing them everywhere I go, even when Leah's not with me.

And there's of course the holidays....I'm all for treats and being a kid, but when school calls to tell you they're having 19 jellybeans when you're in the midst of trying to figure out whether current basal rates and insulin to carb ratios are working, it kind of throws off the day. The Easter bunny will bring some candy, and we'll get through, but I definitely will be happy when this current sugar-laden holiday is over and we can be done with the jellybeans, peeps, and marshmallow eggs for awhile.

Fingers crossed our changes stay for at least a few days and we get a few more beep-less nights.

Happy Spring!

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