Sunday, November 27, 2011

#26 Dr. Google and Diabetes #NHBPM

Yea, yea, yea - - - It's the 27th.  I missed my post yesterday.  But here it is today.  Better late than never.

Nate's been sick.  He's been running a fever for days and has a terrible cough.  It's been really bad.  Obviously, graduating from the Google School of Medicine I tried to diagnose the little guy but sadly a fever and a cough can be just about anything . . .

Whooping cough, swine flu, bronchitis, pneumonia, or just a common cold.

I usually can diagnose my family a little better than that.  I guess I'll have to cave and actually take him to a real doctor if he's not feeling better by tomorrow.  Sweet little guy --- I can't remember the last time he wanted to snuggle so much.

I am thankful that we have been able to manage his diabetes well through this illness.  I cannot imagine dealing with him being so sick and still being on NPH.  He has not eaten much at all in 3 days --- we've had a few lows but nothing crazy.  We've cut back on basals and we've stopped pre-bolusing for anything that he eats because he doesn't seem to finish anything.

Although any illness with Nate makes me a little nervous, this time I have felt much more at ease.  It's never fun to see your children sick but what many don't know is that with T1 something as small as a common cold can become something quite serious quickly.  #Scary

I feel like we are through the worst part with this one and am feeling so thankful for Nate's OmniPod and the ability easily dial back his insulin intake.

Keep calm and Google on ----

This post was written as part of NHBPM – 30 health posts in 30 days:


Unknown said...

It is a condition in which cells fail to use insulin properly, sometimes combined with an absolute insulin deficiency. Parents should always watch out what they are feeding their kids. They should always make it a healthy meal.
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MisYahd said...

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