Sorry about the downer post yesterday. I was a little more sleep deprived than usual (due to getting home late from basketball games). Sleep deprivation tends to make me a little more emotional than usual.
Today I'm just really really frustrated. Riley's numbers aren't horrible, but they are bouncing around too much.
He's had at least one low every day for the past few days. Usually those lows result in a high number.
I looked over his numbers last night and I made some basal adjustments. We've been using a temp basal a lot at night to keep impending lows at bay.
So, I decreased his basals (just a tad) from 6-9 PM and from 9 PM - 12 AM. (By "just a tad" I mean I decreased them 0.025 each).
Then he ran high all. night. long. That is until 6 o'clock this morning when he was 63. Aggghhhh!!
I'm just so frustrated. I think his running high is probably a result of a low he had yesterday. At morning snack at school he was 56. Does anyone else experience that? It seems like if Riley goes low he might rebound and be high as much as 14-15 hours after the low.
I told Michael I really think the key to getting rid of the highs is to get rid of the lows. But, the lows are scattered about at different times of the day. So, pinpointing where to decrease his basals is not that easy.
It's just frustrating. Whenever his numbers go out of whack like this I feel like I'm racing against the clock to get them back to where they need to be. I worry about what the lows are doing to his development and I worry about what the highs are doing to his kidneys.
I hate to see his sugars bouncing back and forth like a ping-pong ball. A lot of times I feel like this cat. I can't seem to get my paws on those bouncing sugars and just make them stop.