Friday 6 January 2012

Late Night Strip Party

Dylan has this habit with his strips that after he tests his blood, he tucks the strip into the little pocket behind the lancet pocket in the meter pouch. I guess after my constant nagging about finding strips all over the house, he figured this is easier. And it is. I simply dump the pocket of its used strips whenever I notice they are accumulating, usually every few days.

Last night he was 4.8 mmol/l (86.4 mg/dl) at bedtime, which is a little low for my liking, so he ate a quick mandarin orange and went to bed. I tested him at midnight and he was 4.9 mmol/l (88.2 mg/dl). Not much of an improvement, but I was hesitant to give him any sugar at this point because he's been waking up slightly high for the past few weeks. So I asked my husband, who was going to be awake for a while yet, to retest him before coming to bed, and let me know the result. If there was no change, I would treat the near-low, but if it had come up a bit, I'd leave it. A test two hours later revealed a blood sugar of 5.7 mmol/l (102.9 mg/dl), perfect for my comfort zone. But I guess my hubby forgot about Dylan's used strip collection in the back of the pouch, because we awoke to this on the floor beside Dyl's bed...

That's actually not bad! I've accidentally dumped the used strips when there are significantly more than that...

Oh, and it looks like it's time to shampoo the

1 comment:

  1. Those strips always seem to have a mind of their own, huh? I'm very compulsive about disposing of them right away, and somehow I still find one here or there quite often. :)