Friday, July 22, 2011

keytones are scary to me

Morning everyone!  How hot is it in your town?  Yesterday we reached 47 degrees Celsius with the humidex and today is supposed to be around 40!  Needless to say we haven't really been out of the house since Monday because of the heatwave and I think we are going a bit batty because of it.  Yesterday we had to go out in the heat for a half an hour maybe and it resulted in a 2.6 that was a toughy to rebound from.  This morning he was up at 2:30 having chest and foot pains and didn't say anything to me about the pain he just woke me up and said he couldn't sleep.  So we went to the living room and turned up the A/C and tried to rest.  We eventually fell asleep and he got up early and made me breakfast again...such a sweetie but it's gotta stop.  He gets up and uses sharp knives and the toaster without being supervised at all and it scares the hell out of me.  he's so sneaky lol.  When he looked at me and told me about his pains I saw his dry lips and flushed face and nearly cried...I know that face.  I had him test and he was 17.9...we did a blood keytone test 0.4 I've never seen it over 0.2 to tell you the truth so I started to panic a bit.  Tried to figure out his total daily dose and add 5% to correct the keytones and I got it right but now I'm playing the waiting game because 7 units of NR in the am is a hell of a stretch from the usual 2.5 if he's in range.  At 9 am he was 25.4 because of breakfast at 8.  10 am he was down to 20.4 but the NR is working very hard now that its been in him for 2 hours.  2 more hours of checking and a big snack soon and I'm hoping hes gonna be all fixed up.  keytones at 9 am were down to 0.1 so that made me happy.  I did call our diabetic nurse and she's so awesome I really love her she said I did everything right and that he will most likely just need extra snack and hourly testing for a few hours.  Do keytones scare you as much as they scare me?

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Sugar Free RING POPS?! Who knew?

I was offered a chance to try out Sugar Free Ring Pops recently and as I'm sure most of you would too, I jumped at it.  The rep I was in contact with was amazing and despite a postal strike here in Canada we got our package and Colin couldn't wait to try one out.  Colin had never had a Ring Pop in his life and I was tearing up at the thought of him being able to have one and feel a little more "normal" for a short time.  It's funny because only us D Moms would ever weep tears of joy watching their child eating candy lol.

Lunch time test had his blood at 6.7 an excellent number if I do say so myself, Colin ate a small lunch and finished it off with his Sugar Free Ring Pop .  Colin had the watermelon one because it's green and he loves green.  He said it tasted "better than watermelon" and loved that his hands were free to still play with his action figures and suck on his candy at the same time.  It ended up taking him 30 minutes to finish it and that was awesome to him, long lasting candy apparently "rules" in the eye of my son.

We tested Colins blood sugar again 2 hours later and it was 8.4!  Woohoo no crazy spikes from the Ring |Pop I was amazed, in a really good way.

 So the good ole folks at Ring Pop have given me 3 packages (consisting of 3 different flavours) to giveaway  to you guys!!  Awesome eh?  Here's what you need to do to win these baby's:

Comment on this blog entry and tell me about a memory you have about Ring Pops or share a pic you have of someone enjoying a ring pop.  There is a great fan page at Facebook Fan Page also you can like it there for an extra entry.

This contest is open until 10 pm Friday July 22, 2011

Good Luck!!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Schools out and Mom's tired already

School ended on Wed for Colin and it's been no sleep for me ever since...sheesh.  C has had a few bad nightmares over the past 3 nights and I ended up going to sleep in his bed last night at 11 because he was upset.  Nightmares usually mean that C is low but not this time so I just slept beside him and made him feel safe, truth be told it made me feel better too I was worried he was going to have a low and not wake up.  I am happy to say though that he was fine and I am pooped lol.

Yesterday was Canada Day and Colin, Gray and I took a drive out to the country for the first annual Great Canadian Bacon Festival, it was pretty fun and the food was yummy.  Bacon everywhere!  We ate lunch on the grass by a pond and then played with the animals at a little petting zoo thingy (not a real petting zoo) we all had cupcakes with bacon and chocolate on top of them and they were tasty. 

I have been waiting patiently for a package in the mail with prizes for my blog and they seem to be stuck in the backlog of mail we have here from the 2 week postal strike in Canada, I want my mail! 

How are you all enjoying the beginning of summer vakay?

New Bike LOVE!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

School's almost out!

I am having all kinds of mixed emotions about this time of year, how about you?  Colins numbers are so much better when he is home with me and not at school so that I am looking forward too.  Obviously I am looking forward to beach days and bike riding too but diabetes will be there every step of the way and THAT pisses me off.  Today is one of my "off" days about diabetes and I am thinking about it a lot trying to plan how we can do what we really want to do and still be safe and sane.  I would love to go camping but it scares the shit out of me, keeping insulin cool but not frozen in the outdoors isn't the easiest thing to do without a trailer (which we do not have) or a little fridge.  Have any of you tried this I would love to hear tips or just any ideas I guess because I am at a loss.  I wonder if FRIO cases would work? 
Oh and yesterday I spent hours scouring the city for the perfect bike for Colin as his passing present and I was successful, OH YEAH!  He's gonna love it it's the coolest bike I want it, and I did actually ride it from the store to my car lol.  He gets it next Wednesday when school is out I think he will be very excited. 
I am also going to be doing some product sampling in the near future for my blog and I will be having GIVEAWAYS!!  I'm really excited and I really appreciate being picked for the reviews.

SNACK TIME!   have a great day y'all  :)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Our first JDRF walk in review

What an amazing day we had and I have to say first off that I did NOT cry once!  Woohooo for me!
Our little team started out as 5 when we registered and set our goal of $500 and we had 10 family members with us on walk day along with $1285 that we raised.  Way to go team!  I went by myself to register at 8:30 am for a 10:30 walk start, I thought I might need some time alone to prepare myself for a very emotional day but I just ended up drinking lots of coffee and peeing for 2 hours lol.  Once the team arrived we got down to it, Colin, Gramma & Daddy did the kids loop which was shorter than the 5 k that the rest of the Ninjabetics did.  I have some pics but not a tonne so here check us out.  By the end of the day everyone knew who we were and they loved it.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Bike riding = Lows Galore

I don't think I will be able to get this kid off of wheels all summer, HOLY CRAP!  So much rolling on skateboards and bikes and so many damn lows.  We spent almost 2 hours feeding the low at bed last night before he was high enough (7) to get his NPH and go to sleep poor kid. Then nite lows and a 6 am one to boot.  Then again today!  Still we have both had a great weekend and I am just so happy for the warm weather to finally be here to stay. 
Next Sunday is our JDRF walk and we've passed our goal so I am very happy, shirts are on the way and we will have the support of Colins very immediate family there with us :)  I know it's gonna be an emotional day for me since it's our first walk, I am going to bring my big girl camera and document the whole day. 
Hope everyone is enjoying their Sunday.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011


Best quote ever!
click it for what I'm gonna say next time a wanker asks a stupid question about testing sugars.