Monday, February 3, 2014


Hubby forgot the kit the other day.  Sugar Bear was okay but everyone got a bit of an earful on why it's so important.  I think it became evident to them today when hubby was getting his tags (it's his bday and he's 42!) with just Sugar Bear in tow.  Sugar Bear started feeling shaky while in line.  Time to test.  Yup, low.  Oh noes, what about a snack? Oh yeah, Mom had one packed in the kit along with glucose tabs and glucose gel and the glucagon.  Yup, I was a Girl Scout.  One of the elderly gentleman in line patted Sugar Bear on the head and said "Hopefully you'll outgrow it."  Hubby gave him a curt comment on how that isn't the case.  Then it was off to pick up the big boy from school and time to recheck BS in the school's parking lot to make sure the snack did it's job.  Big bro got to be the one to poke the finger and as Sugar Bear held it out Big Bro said "Hey, you're a holey man" at which point I guess there were giggles and joy.

It's been a pretty good day.  After almost a week of running low consistently (especially at night) we've made some doctor recommended dose adjustments and everyone's come to the conclusion he's entering the honeymoon phase/period.  This is when the last 5-20% of his beta cells (the rest are gone) start producing some insulin as a last hurrah before his autoantibodies destroy them.  They've had a rest and try to make up for what's missing.  It makes insulin doses tricky.  No one knows how long it'll last.  It could be a week, a month, 3 months, 6 months, or a year.  On average it's usually somewhere around 3-6 months.  I'm not sure what I'd prefer but I know Sugar Bear says he feels almost "normal again".

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