Sunday, June 21, 2009


Ok so the "atlantis" as Sam calls it is going ok. His numbers are running way too high but people have told me it takes a while to get his body adjusted to it. It has been almost a week and Sam is handling it well. He is a little more hungry and trying to sneak here and there, but overall I am pleased. I can see where it is going to help his A1C (average blood sugar) and that is our goal. We want him to be level and not have lots of highs and lows. Sam's blood sugar should be around 80-150 with 150 being perfect. We rarely see that. Just to let you know, his blood sugar was 854 when we got him to Childrens at diagnosis. Thank you mom for saving his life. We were in complete denial and she noticed the signs and forced us to get him to the doctor. I am so thankful because I had no idea someone could die from diabetes. They said we were lucky.
SO, I was really nervous because our new insulin cannot be mixed with the other insulin Sam takes. This means we go from one shot to two shots at the same time if he is high at bedtime. Sam has not complained one time about it. I have been in complete amazement. I just knew I was going to get resistance. He is fine. I am so thankful for that little ray of sunshine in a confusing time.


baylormum said...

What a learning process for all of you. Down side is, that as newer generations are developed, things will change again. I know there will be an easier, gentler way. So much has changed in my 28 years of pharmacy! Wow. So much has changed just in your 5 years of experience. You all are a team. You also have God as your co-captain. Not so many people have that!

Lisa said...

I'm glad the new insulin is working out. Esp. that it's not burning Sam! Hope things continue to get better and better.