Wednesday, January 26, 2011
PPS (Post Pasta Spike)
What is it about pasta?? I am getting close to getting pizza down to a science but pasta still has me beat.
Yesterday was my sweet Bekah-boo's 1/2 birthday. We don't eat out often but decided that 1/2 birthdays were something to celebrate and an excuse to splurge on eating out. The birthday or 1/2 birthday person in this case gets to pick the place. We ate at a local restaurant where you throw the peanut shells on the ground. Bekah loves that part and that she gets a pre-dinner treat as we don't bolus for peanuts. Mac-n-cheese is her dream food so that is of course what she ordered with fruit on the side. I am getting pretty good at restaurant swagging even though I don't do it often. I did a combo bolus of 60% upfront and 40% extended over an hour and a half.
Once home we did chores, homework, played a quick game and then baths. After her bath we did a BG check and got a 70 and she wasn't feeling low at all. 70 to her is low because we treat everything under 80 as a low BG. I didn't want to confuse her but my instinct said to wait it out, the PPS (post pasta spike) was coming. I let her have 20g of cookies that they gave her at the end of her meal and she was too full at the time to eat. I thought at this point it is probably better to correct later than to confuse her as to what I was up to.
At 12:00 I got a 212 and gave a correction and at 3:00, Jason got a 319. As we all know that fasting BG that our kiddos wake up at has a huge effect on the numbers for the rest of the day. By wake up her BG was only down to 245.
I am going to do some basal testing this weekend to make sure that is not the problem but darn that pasta anyway! She LOVES it so I have got to figure this out. She does have mac-n-cheese almost everyday at lunch but that body in motion keeps the PPS away.
I would love to hear your tips and tricks for pasta. I promise to seek my medical team for their advice before trying your ideas. Thanks!
Posted by Heidi =) at 9:43 AM