Yep, you reads that right.
Too scared to bolus.
Let me explain...
Grace had 'Breakfast with Santa' at her elementary school this morning. This consists of a McDonald's pancake and sausage breakfast and orange juice. Yep, you read that right. And pancakes are her favorite, sausage is her favorite and so is the OJ. She never has eaten a McDonald's breakfast before. I searched for the carbs last night and found all my information I needed. So we calculated the carbs she was about to consume and it totaled...
Grace usually doesn't eat a meal over 45 - 50 grams of carbs, so both our eyes widened when we saw how much.
She took her blood sugar, a respectable 106.
We inputted the 96 grams of carbs into her OmniPod PDM and it spit out...
8.25 units for the bolus.
Grace and I looked at each other with even more widened eyes. She said 'Mom, that's A LOT of insulin!' I scrolled back to 7.0 and said, there that should be enough - what was I thinking??? and sure enough, bolused her 7.0 units and did an extend for 2/3 of it.
I must have been drinking before breakfast, cause it was pure stupidity and pure ignorance on my part.
The girl was about the drink 8 oz of OJ and eat 2 pancakes.
I knew it would rock her blood sugar.
I knew that she would eat the whole thing.
I knew I should trust the PDM.
I work hard for those basal rates, those I:C ratios, those correction factors.
I figured it out...
I was too scared too bolus.
And it resulted in a blood sugar of 328 exactly 2 hours later,
which needed how many units to bring her down?
Let me ask you again - how many units do you think it took to bring her down within range?
Well, that would be the 1.25 units I was too scared to bolus for!!!