Armed and Dangerous!
We are winning the war today over the breakfast spike. We have been battling without the Guardian RT for 2 weeks to try to figure out this extreme spike on Tommy's breakfast. At his 9:30 test, he is usually in the 300, so I have been inching down his carb ratio and giving him his insulin 20 minutes before he eats! And still always 300 or higher (which means all the other kids are eating snack and he is not.) But today, he is armed and dangerous! He has on the Guardian RT!!! At 9:00, I stopped in school, pulled him out of his classroom and into the hall and had him read his monitor. 180! Ah-ha. "Wait, tell me what it was 5 minutes ago." "174, 168, 165." Here starts the climb. Well not today!!! We told his pump that he was 175 (a little cushion) and then told it that he was going to eat 28 carbs (he eats at 9:30). So the pump gave him 1.9 units. I told Tommy that we are going to win today! And he walked back into his classroom with a big smile!
I am going to go back and check things out at lunchtime. I am being a little more aggressive than normal because we have a back up. However, we turned the alarms off for today because I need Tommy to get used to wearing it first, alarms later. (He said that on trial #2 of the Guardian RT the alarm went off several times in school and it was a little embarrassing.) This process is definitely on a learning curve just like everyone told us!
Our Medtronic Rep. is coming to Tommy's school today to talk with Tommy and the school secretary. Tommy really likes her, so I think that it will help.