Birthday BG Bliss

by Leighann on July 25, 2011

Birthday BG Bliss

The day of Q’s birthday party was full of activity and food and…great blood sugars.

Some days, special days like birthdays, I know that BG’s might be out of range due to high carb sugary foods, foods that I have to guess the bolus on, and increased activity. I do my best, hope for the best, and realize that the next day is a new day.

But this year, oh, this year, I got it (almost completely) right.

Mid-morning we headed to a nearby grocery store for a “Kids’ Fair.” It was H.O.T. hot as it had been all week. I think the outside temp was 96 with a heat index of 110, or something like that. Of course there were LONG lines inside for the balloonist (Is that a word? I guess it is because spell check thought it was okay.) and a super long line that stretched literally around the entire store to see Dora. Needless to say, we stood in line for neither.

Instead we headed outside for the bounce house and pony rides. And of course each kid wanted to do something different. But two kids and one parent means that they each have to wait in line for the thing the other wants to do!

We were dripping with sweat. Q turned to me at one point and asked if her insulin was going to be okay. I decided at that point that maybe I should nix finishing off the bottle of insulin that’s been in her pump bag all week…just in case. She asked what about the insulin in her pod, would it be okay?

I said it’s not like I can strap an ice pack to her to keep it cool. But of course she immediately told me how she could invent an ice pack to keep it cool.

We stood in line twice for the bounce house and twice for the pony rides. (And hooray for my son who never wants to ride the ponies but tried it and realized he loves it.) Q kept yelling to me that she really wants a pony for her birthday.

By this time it was noon, her party was at 2:00 pm, and we hadn’t had lunch. There’s a McDonald’s in the same parking lot, so for convenience sake on a busy day, I pulled into the drive thru.

She opted for a super hero theme (of course) party where both kids take gymnastics. Parties there consist of an hour of warm up, obstacle course, and gymnastics instruction, followed by cake and presents and then free time until it’s time to go home.

Before her regular gymnastics class I usually give her a 15 carb snack, I didn’t give her a big snack this day though. Sometimes the parties aren’t as intense as her regular class.

But lo and behold she came running up to me part way through telling me she felt low. But this is a common occurrence at gymnastics even if I do give her a snack before hand!

She sucked down a juice box and cannon balled into the foam pit.

Next we had cupcakes and Honest Kids juice pouches.

Her dinner and bedtime BG’s were spot on.

Out of curiosity I took a peek at her stats for the day and realized we had a no-hitter! If you don’t include that 78 at gymnastics, that is. And the highest number, the 171, was after the juice box and snack.

I call the day a success!

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