Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Nakend Pancreas - Houston Style

The very lovely and very foul-mouthed (2 things that I absolutely love about her) Reyna over at Beta Buddies started the Naked Pancreas Challenge.  Here are my Naked Answers!!


1. What kind of insulin management mode do you use?
Nate pumps with the OmniPod

2. How often do you inject/change pump sites?
  We change Nate's pod every 72 hours or sooner if necessary.  He's a 2-year old boy so it's usually sooner because it's always necessary. 

3. What type (s) of insulin do you use?
Apidra

4. What are your basal settings ?  
When we 1st started pumping we had 10 or 12 basal settings but right now these 3 are (knock-knock-knocking on wood) working for us -

12am : 0.05 units/h
4am: 0.15 units/h
1p: 0.10 units/h


5. What are your correction factors ?
Nate goes to bed at 7p so it's a little higher starting then --- I hate the way he drops at night.  :(
6a - 7p: 1:250
7p - 6a: 1:300

6. What are your meal ratios ?
Oh Mercy!
12a - 830a: 1:20  Breakfast
830a - 1030a: 1:28 Snack
1030a - 730p: 1:26 Lunch and Dinner
730p - 12a: 1:27  Anything in between! 

7. What do you do for activity and/or PE?
So far at the ripe old age of 2 this has not been a major issue but we are finding that when Nate is super active he drops like a rock.  We are still trying to figure out just the right amount a free carbs to offset his activity level.  This is not easy.


8. How do you manage Pizza, Macaroni and Cheese, or any other "difficult to manage" foods?
So far we have not had any major issues with pizza (again --- knocking on wood) but macaroni and cheese kicks my arse.  He goes low then goes high and I am still trying to figure out how to conquer it with the extended bolus.  I think a lot of the 'problem' foods are not really a problem for Nate because he is still so young.  He doesn't eat THAT much of any one item.  I'm sure our day will come but until then we shall eat pizza!!!! 

9. How do you prefer to manage your logs/data?
I am the queen of spreadsheets!!  I have a kick butt spread sheet that I used to use all of the time but honestly I stopped logging months ago.  It's all in my head.  Seriously - I don't know my name 1/2 of the time but I can tell you everything about everything when it comes to Nate's bg numbers, basals and ratios.


Ok, I exposed myself "as a naked pancreas" to the whole D-OC thanks to Reyna's Naked Pancreas Challenge.

Anyone else game? 

6 comments:

Reyna said...

OMG!!! I forgot the days of .05u/h basals and CFs of 1:300!!! So cool to see the increments of insulin it takes to manage a 2 year old with T1. Thank you for sharing...and I am soooo jealous of your pizza AND happy for you at the same time. That is wonderful...hopefully Nate will always be able to eat it without an issue.

Meri said...

SO interesting! I'll have to try to get this in this week. I think everyone's Naked posts will show that it is proof positive that, "Your Diabetes May Very."

Jamie said...

This meme has been really fun to track all day! Thanks for joining in.

Hallie said...

This sounds an awful lot like us! :)

Alexis of Justices Misbehaving Pancreas said...

so cool to see the differences! Awesome awesome!

Carrie said...

I have loved reading these on various blogs- I've learned something new from each one. But yours was particularly interesting since both our boys are fairly close in age (Robby will be 2 next week) and they are both on the OmniPod and Dexcom.

Oh, and by the way, the picture of Nate in your Halloween post- the one with the gun pointed- HILARIOUSLY darling! (and as a mother with a tender heart, it's great to see that my little man isn't the only one sporting "extra hardware" under that costume.