I went to bed at 10pm last night.
All three kids safely within range with no active insulin.
I didn’t set any alarms for night checks, no reason to worry.
This morning I got up made coffee and packed lunches.
Middles got up and took a shower, checked BS (117) and ate breakfast. All was well.
Sugarboy got up, took a shower, checked BS (149) and ate breakfast. All was well.
No sign of Sweetstuff. I went up to get her moving guessing teenage girl ‘sleeping in’ issue. She was curled up still asleep. I nudged her and then poked her finger. As the meter counted down she mumbled “my site fell off”.
She shrugged. She didn’t know when she just found it dangling.
(The infusion site that normally is stuck to her body that allows her to get a constant insulin drip was not attached.)
BS 418. Crud.
I ask her to get up and check for ketones. To check for ketones (something caused by lack of insulin – not a good thing) one must either pee on a stick or use a ketone meter to test the blood for ketones. We don’t have a ketone meter. She peed on a stick.
Massive ketones. Not good. Chest hurts, feels nauseated, head hurts, pale.
To clear ketones she needs insulin, STAT. Plus time to start pushing fluids.
New infusion site, new insulin, yogurt consumed.
Moments later Sweetstuff is in the bathroom vomiting.
Call left on attendance line at school – Sweetsuff will be out today.
An hour later still large ketones. Sleepy child. Head hurts. Chest feels better. BS 271
Like me, when her head hurts she desires a hot shower, always makes head feel better.
2 hours later still large ketones. Still sleepy child. Head feels better. BS 201
3 hours later moderate ketones. Child is asleep on the couch. BS171
Diabetes is stupid.
PS. Dear FDA – please hurry the heck up and approve Dexcom G4 for use with those under 17. Had she been wearing a CGM (continuous glucose monitor) this would be less likely to happen.