Wednesday, December 7, 2011


We were at a birthday party and he was on MDI (multiple daily injections) at the time.  He wanted a piece of cake, so he checked his blood sugar and took insulin.  At the time, we had no idea about carb counting so it always seemed to just be a "guess and hope for the best" kind of thing.  I do not recommend that by the way.  Also, with MDI its hard to tell how much insulin is on board which makes it even more difficult.  Anyway, hours later he was in the 300's.  I just knew there had to be a better way, but had no idea what.  After doing my own research I realized that there are some good insulin pumps out there that could really help him but we did not have insurance at the time and since getting insulin also was tough enough we knew we would be fighting a losing battle. No one ever thinks a piece of cake has the potential to put you in the hospital.

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