I'm going to try to post one more time. If it doesn't work this time, I'm going to pull my hair out. I have been tagged by Sandra http://www.artistmom2two.blogspot.com . I am going to join in the fun later, but for now, an update on Riley's sugars. He is now up to 1.5 units of Lantus a day. His sugars are much better. They are on the high end of his range, but in range, none the less. He is spiking up in the middle of the night. I don't think that it is a rebound from lows. I have been checking sometimes every hour and haven't found any lows, only highs. At bedtime last night, he was 163. He got a 10 g snack. At 2 AM he was 271. Pre-breakfast: 143. This puts him just a tad above his morning range of <140. If it happens again tonight, I'm calling the endo. It's almost like his Lantus wears out. He takes it at 8:30 AM. He might need a dose at night, but I hope not. He's already getting 4 shots a day, 5 if he needs a correction. I can't wait to get the pump. The thought of pushing a button and giving precise amounts of insulin without a needle stick sounds like heaven to me. I have wanted a pump from the beginning. While Michael has been supportive, he hasn't been as gung ho about it as me. But, since attending pumping classes and playing with the virtual pumps on line, he's as excited as me about it now.
Speaking of the pump, a couple of posts ago, I said we had decided on the Cozmo. Well, some comments by Carol G. made me revisit the Animas. I knew it had the lowest basal dose, but had not really analyzed what that meant. Cozmo's lowest basal is 0.05 and increases in those increments. So, it's lowest rate are 0.05 and 0.1. The Animas has a basal of 0.025 that also increases in those increments. So, it's lowest are 0.025, 0.05, 0.075, and 0.1. So, more lower basal rates to chose from. So, Michael and I went back to the Animas site and played with the pump a little more. Long story short, I faxed all the appropriate paperwork to Animas yesterday. A couple of hours later, a nice man from Animas called to say he had received it and would be contacting the MD and insurance. So, we're on our way!!! I'm so excited. I know it will be hard work, but I still can't wait. I just hope insurance goes through OK. I've called them before and they said pumps were covered at 80%. I just hope they don't deny Riley for some reason. If they did, I would be devestated. So, how long do you think it will be before I hear something?
One more question for you experienced bloggers. How do you post a link without showing the address? Instead of showing the http:// format, how can you just have someone's name there and when you click on that, it goes to their site? Care to share your secret?