Friday, May 21, 2010

Ryleigh update.....

ahhh I cant wait until I can give these updates to a baby that is actually here!! But until I can I guess they are pregnancy updates.

A few weeks ago I talked about my gestational diabetes diagnosis (here it is). When I went back to the doctor last week she looked at my blood sugar levels and they were still pretty high, even after the diet they have me on. So of course what I dreaded was becoming reality and I was put on insulin. When I got to the appointment I had with the diabetes educator she went over everything on how to give myself a shot to the dosage. Whew its really not a low dose at all. But, I am doing as the doctor ordered and taking what they are telling me too.

The educator went over very thoroughly what to do if my levels got too low. So, when I got home I went over with the boys what they needed to do if my levels got to low. They were both good with it and time came to give myself the first shot.

Conner was home at the time and of course he asked if he could give it to me. Hmmm now why would my wonderful 15 year old son WANT to give me a shot?!?! I had to think about it, but, I let him do it anyway. I do admit that he surprised me, he did not hurl it into my arm like it was a dart (yes all scenarios went through my head). He did it nice and gently. I guess if he wanted to be a doctor he needs to get ready to do this stuff.... no wait, he wants to be a doctor so he will rarely need to do this.

I have learned that it is much easier to have the shot in my arm than in my leg. I will have to enlist Conner to help me more often since I cant reach the place in my arm.

OK anyway, so I have been on the insulin for about 2 days now and only once have my levels been in range. In fact, they are higher than they were without the insulin. Most of the time they are higher, I had a scare last night when I tested and it was a 72! It has never been that low. Of course that happened when I put Kennedi to bed, Chris was at work and the boys were at their dads. I called Chris a little freaking out about it and he told me what to do, I listened and when I tested a little while later it was only up to 77.

I guess this is going to be a long 8 weeks and a very up and down roller coaster!!!

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