As I mentioned before, it is technically trying to head into summer here. Temperatures have been all over the map for the past few weeks and more than two hours of sunshine at any given time is considered a miracle. Despite that fact, my son has been more active than ever. He is out playing hockey with friends in the neighborhood, at school and in other people’s neighbourhoods. We have had him mowing grass and helping with renovations to the backyard. He has been a busy boy and his blood glucose levels are beginning to tell the tale.
We have gone from rarely seeing numbers in the two’s (36+) to having a new favorite number of 2.9 (52). He was 2.9 at 9pm. He was 2.9 at 3:30am. He was 2.9 at 10:30am. He was 2.9 at 2pm. You get the idea.
I obviously have some serious basal adjusting to do. In the meantime, I have been trying to ward off all of these lows. We have an “active day” basal for things like sports days or times when we know he will be on the go for at least eight hours. We also have a “LO” basal for those nights when I have been fighting lows and nothing seems to work. Because we have rain, sunshine, drizzle, rain, and then sunshine, I have been using the “LO” basal. It gives us two hours of reduced basal rather than dropping things for the entire day.