The morning shuffle. That’s what I call when I am making breakfast, the kids are doing their diabetes thing and I am going through the notes for the day. In the middle of the morning shuffle today I looked up and saw Marty just staring back at me.
”Mom, I just took my night time Lantus amount.”
“Oh crap, did you already push the plunger down?”
“Well, ok…you will just have to pay attention to your body today and test often. You most likely won’t have a problem until later today…but you need to be prepared to PAY ATTENTION!!!!!”
I stayed calm and explained to Marty that it might be ok, however I don’t much faith in my own statement. His morning Lantus is only 2 units and his night time one is 17. That’s a boat load more Lantus in his system right now than he is use to. And don’t think for one second that I haven’t noticed how ironic this is after my Friday Post. I totally “get” how the universe works. After my fake reassurance I immediately went into my “pay attention to your body speech”. Do you have one of these? I have been asked to share my speech and it made me think a little deeper about what I was saying to my kids. It’s not an amazing speech, it’s short and to the point and gets adjusted a bit depending on which kid I am speaking to….It goes something like this:
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