After reading several stories about others who made the switch, doing some other research, and talking with our ANP on Monday, we decided it would be worth a try to see if we could turn those sky rocketing mountain peaks into rolling hills!
Well, meal number one that Wilma (our dexcom 7+) documented (due to Bean forgetting to put on her tummietote before we left for a lunch playdaye! Can I just tell you I MISSED Wilma, big time in those three hours!) gave us some serious encouragement!
now that's a post-meal spike I can handle!
For those of you wondering....we've set Bean's range on Wilma wider than the range we actually want her to be in so that it wouldn't alarm on those post-meal spikes during day camp last week...and just might keep them like that for school until we get things more leveled out. The last thing I need is stressed out teachers because of all the buzzing!
One of the main issues we've been having of late is breakfast. Bean doesn't always like to eat in the mornings, so we've been sticking to just a yogurt and from the information we had before (the BG test before lunch) showed that it treated her pretty well.
Um, no! Enter Wilma and her wonderful graphs and we were seeing that she was actually going up a good 200 points before steadying out and then heading down. Not really the desired effect, especially when that spike will soon encompass her entire morning at school! Kinda hard to focus and learn with BGs doing the sky rocket/speed back down thing!
So, this morning, armed with Wilma and Apidra, we gave yogurt it's test.
From low 100s to low 300s....not what we were hoping for, to say the least!!
Oh, um, yeah...pay no attention to that lovely 310...starting lunch at 200 it's not terrible but obviously it's not coming down yet! UGH!! Could also be due to the 'stress' from Bug...three year olds don't always understand just hanging out and watching a movie and Bean has been quite frustrated with her!! :) Whatever.
But, feel free to focus on the beautiful steady line in the low-mid 100s over night....that's PURDY!
So far it's mixed reviews...but we're just a bit over 24hours into the switch.
Totally not making any decisions until we've been podding Apidra for at least a vial's worth...and we have a total of three from our ANP to test out! :)