Thursday, August 30, 2012

Bad insulin

The first twelve hours on Isaac's Dexcom 7 CGM-(We usually don't see numbers like that)-Thank God. Thinking it must have been the insulin-it was the last in the vial. The last twelve hours are with the newly opened vial of insulin...Much better :)
Thankful that we have only had insulin go bad early twice.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

First time happenings with the Omnipod

                                          Can you see it?

 Can you see it now?
                              How about now-LOW insulin!

Today was the first time since Isaac started using the Omnipod that we changed his pod before we absolutely had to because of a low reservoir-(you have a window of eight hours after the pod expires to change it-we usually change it within an hour of that time.) Today we changed it about 3.5 hours after it expired. (It may have lasted a few more hours)We have the pod set to alarm when there is 10 units left. We had much less than that left we when changed it. I usually fill the pod with the least amount of insulin needed to prime it-apx. 85 units.... He has been on the pod for 14 months.

Times-they are changing.
It seems not so long ago that he was hardly taking a total of 4 units in an entire day. I know as he grows it will continue to be more-especially throughout puberty/growth spurts.

Thank you Lord for insulin  :)

Friday, August 3, 2012


Some of the canning that I have been doing-ready to be put onto shelves :) Thank you Lord for your blessings..

Thursday, August 2, 2012

JDRF Banquet 2012

We had our local JDRF Walk Banquet last week. Isaac received three awards. He got the golden sneaker award, the silver achievement award and first place in the t-shirt contest..Isaac designed his team shirts this year..not only did he get first place for our local walk but also won first place in our region :)