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Carb Counting... Not easy as 1.2.3

Every time E eats I have to count his Carbs. Right now he gets 1 unit of insulin per 16 Carbs. We do shots so I need to make sure he eats exactly 16 Carbs per meal. I can double his carbs if I need to and give 2 units of insulin per 32 Carbs. Lets just say meal times are pretty hard. When we go out to eat as a family I will feed him at home before we leave. At the restaurant I will just order some thing like grilled chicken for him. Meats, Cheese, and Eggs are Free Foods.... which means I don't have to count carbs for those foods.

This is my food schedule for the day.

7:30 Check Blood, Breakfast, Shot

8:30 Long Lasting Shot (Lantus)

9:30 Check Blood, Snack

12:00 Check Blood, Lunch Shot

3:30 Check Blood, Snack

5:00 Check Blood, Dinner, Shot

7:00 Non-Carb snack

8:15 Check Blood, Snack, Shot (Lantus)

If I check his blood glucose and it's under 70 I will give Ean juice to bring it back up. Then check again in 15 mins to make sure it goes up. If it's still not up I would give more juice. FYI 90 to 120 would be normal blood sugar for a non-diabetic. The lowest Ean's blood has ever been so far was 45.... the scary part was he was running around and playing I had no clue. I checked twice because he showed no signs of having a low. If he goes too low he could have a seizure, or WORSE. I carry a emergency shot called a Glucagon. It's used for extreme lows. It hope I never have to use it, but it is nice to know if I do it could save is life.

We are waiting for my insurance to approve a pump for E. We all can't wait. It will make life so much easier. I am getting the Omnipod..... it is a no tubing pump. We will only have to change pump sites every 3 days!!!! No more shots for the most part!!!!! With the pump we can be more flexible with meal times. The best part..... we just count carbs and in put the amount he eats. The pump will calculate the rest.

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