Visit with the endocrinologist today. Good visit. They made some adjustments to my insulin pump. Let's see... they increased my daily basal amount. They also made changes to my middle of the night insulin amount. So, after a half day with just those minor adjustments, my glucose readings are already improved. Had a lovely, oh so wonderful, 106 right before I sat down to eat dinner.
I will have to wait till I've had a whole day on these changes to actually come to the conclusion that it was 100% effective. But, if my dinner time readings are any indication, then what we did today at the doctor's office was a smart choice.
I know and definitely understand why they make small adjustments at a time. They have to just "tweak" it here and there. But, I'm pretty sensitive to my high glucose levels. I really feel ill when my blood sugars are too high - even if it's just for a little bit. This past week, my first full week on the insulin pump, I've experienced many high numbers, over and over again. How frustrating that was! My thought process was a simple minded one (at best). I kept thinking and worrying that I made the wrong choice with going over to the pump. I mean, the whole point in getting the pump was to better control my blood glucose levels, and with all my highs this past week, I kept second guessing myself. I ended up changing my site on a daily basis, thinking that it must be that, that was keeping me high. I was wrong, and now I know that they just needed to make some setting changes in my pump.
So, with that said, I am on day two with the same tubing and insertion site as yesterday. And my levels seem to be improving.
After my appointment this morning, I made an impromptu call to John to see if he wanted to meet me for lunch. He said, "Sure. Sounds good. How about Applebees in Exeter." I was ecstatic! "Of course! I'll wait for you in the parking lot."
After sitting in the parking lot for five minutes, his van finally pulled into the lot and my heart skipped a beat as I saw him step out of his work van and walk over to my car. I married a very sexy man. He opened my car door for me, extended his hand to help me out. We hugged and walked into Applebee's to have a nice and relaxing lunch.
So, sitting there telling John all about my appointment, I realized that I had no idea what kind of carbs were in any of the dishes on the menu. I had left my Calorie King book at the house. So, the awesome server brought over a nutritional guide for me. I did, indeed find my sandwich on the menu, and my jaw dropped. The carbs I was about to have at Applesbee's was over double what I usually have for breakfast and lunch combined. So, I only ate half of my sandwich and ate the other half for dinner this evening. But, how nice it was meeting John for lunch today. I really love my husband, and I know he loves me....
I gave my mom and dad Olivia's old Dell Mini laptop. Mom kept complaining about their dinosaur of a computer at home, and how it took two hours to check emails and to look up crochet designs. And since Olivia can surf the web on her Ipod, my laptop, or our home computer, I figured that for what mom wants to do online, the perfectly virus free and nice working Dell would do her good.
So after I get done with aqua therapy tomorrow, I'll be headed over to their house to set her up with Itunes and Skype. She seemed excited about all of the new possibilities a laptop provides.
Friday, Olivia goes into take her glucose tolerance test and some additional blood work to finally confirm if she has diabetes and if she does what type and then to see if she'll need to start on any kind of medication.
I guess that's it for now. I'm going to hit the sack. I've been so exhausted, what with starting the pump, Olivia's health, and starting aqua therapy, my own health- just plain worn out.
Have a good night, my very few but very dear readers.