This morning Daughter’s blood sugar was 94. This is a perfect blood sugar for morning. Her Endo wants it below 110. Below 70 is considered low. It’s been a while since Daughter’s was that low in the morning. She came and in and showed me the meter and announced she couldn’t go to the workshop today with a morning blood sugar that low. I explained to her that it was a perfect number and that Endo would be very pleased. I reduced her breakfast insulin a little bit to help ensure she wouldn’t go low this morning.
Unless we’re having eggs for breakfast, Daughter needs to eat extra protein with breakfast, as normal breakfast foods don’t have enough protein to carry her through the day. I have provided a variety of options for breakfast protein, but what she has decided she likes most is cheese. She dutifully recited what she needed for breakfast this morning. When she came in to hug me good bye, I asked her if she’d had her cheese. She assured me she had. I asked her if I’d find evidence (I buy individually wrapped cheese sticks for her). I wasn’t supposed to ask that question.
She told me it wasn’t fair that she had to eat cheese. Cheese isn’t a breakfast food. She couldn’t possibly fit another bite into her mouth. (She’d had two slices of raisin bread without butter and a cup of milk.) I listened calmly and repeated that she needed to go get her cheese. She stormed into the kitchen to get her cheese.
Skipping her cheese would have greatly increased the chances that she would have had a low this morning. I have explained this numerous times. Yet she goes from being afraid to go to the workshop because she might have a low to doing something that greatly increases the odds that she will have a low. Does she recognize the inconsistencies here? Of course not. That would require some understanding of cause and effect.
Still, she is doing much better than she was prior to the hospitalization. She made it through a softball game last night without an anxiety attack. She played second base the entire game (fortunately no balls came her way). She made it to base twice, once on balls and once on a hit (okay, an error). Her team won, though she didn’t know that and we don’t know the score.