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[IPp] Re: Exspouses...

In a message dated 7/11/2002 10:50:37 PM Pacific Daylight Time, 
email @ redacted writes:

> Katie's numbers have been all over the place for the last two weeks -- not 
> at 
> all like what we've seen in the last year, but exactly what our endo warned 
> to expect at some point  . . . Insulin resistent highs for two or three or 
> four checks in a row followed by something in the 70s or 60s or maybe even 
> upper 50s when one of the corrective doses finally acts like insulin 
> instead 
> of water . . . Sometimes it's day times, sometimes it's night times . . . 
> and 
> I'm usually up every 2-3 hours at night to see what's happening and to do 
> corrective boluses, or make sure the last one didn't send her low, or to 
> give 
> her an injection this time just in case it's a kinked cannula and not 
> insulin 
> resistence --- and on top of this I've got all this crap coming indirectly 
> from my ex about how I'm "letting" her run high, how I'm not restricting 
> her 
> carbs enough and she's going to get fat, etc. etc. etc. etc. . . . EXCUSE 
> ME?!?!?  I was the one who researched pumping.  I was the one who fought to 
> get an endo that would put her on the pump.  I was the one that wrangled 
> with 
> the insurance company for months.  I'm the one who goes into school evey 
> year 
> and trains all the faculty and staff.  Ilm the one who talks to all the 
> parents when she has a play date or a sleepover . . . I've been the one who 
> has provided 75% of her diabetes care over the last year while she was 
> pumping and have managed to keep her a1cs under 7% despite the onslaught of 
> puberty -- and guess what she's 98% in height for her age and only 90th % 
> for 
> weight and gets plenty of exercise because I  make sure she gets signed up 
> for the kinds of activities that she likes to do . . . . 
> . . . . breathe, Lyndy, breathe . . .  
> I feel better now . . . maybe I'll be able to get some sleep . . . at least 

Having an exhusband I can understand your frustration!!!  Just from reading 
your posts I can see you are an awesome parent!!!  Tell him to take a flying 

Kim...........Mom of Ashley 11 yrs old(diabetic for 6 years & pumping 9-24-01)
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