There may be a little spittle on your screen if ya try to say the title out loud. Truth, I am Portuguese (half, from my father's side). Truth, Joe's misguided T-cells forced me into performing as an exogenous pancreas. False, I am not patient. And I am actually a "queen" not a "princess"...well, my name means "queen" in Spanish.
Sorry for the jibber-jabber.
This morning at 6:30ish...
"Is Joe up..." (my less~than~subtle way of knowing he is alive)
"They are both still asleep."
"Check Joe's number, the basal increase .. he was 127." (@ the 2am check)
Yesterday morning, I had logged Joe's numbers and noticed he had a consistent climb of about 50 points from the 2am check to the 7am check. I think he is growing. He is constantly eating bacon (don't ask). I tweaked his basal from 2:30am to 6am. I had to do the every-other-hour-thingy with the Omnipod. I was not just gonna crank him up by 0.05 units for that length of time, because 0.05 is like 1/7 of 0.35 (what is that? like a 14% increase) ... with the Ping, I would have just cranked that bad boy up by 0.025u/hr, oh well.
Last night was my night to do the night check. Dave and I usually rotate night checks. He does the 2am check for two nights. I do the 2am check for two nights...and so-on and so-forth. We have been doing this system for a good year now. Alternating every other night did not seem to let us fall back into the "habit" of sleeping through the night. I have thought of a three night alternating schedule, but I fear the overwhelmingness of the the thought of three nights in a row of 2am alarms is psychologically detrimental and destructive to the checker-person.
When I do the night checks, I wake-up early. I set my alarm for 2am, but many times I wake-up at like 12:03 or 12:49 or 12:55. And. I just check Joe then. And. Yes, technically this is cheating my system that I so braggity McBragger-pantsed on my blog just a couple of days ago.
I did it again. I woke up at midnight. I knew that I needed to wait til 2am. I needed to get a good glimpse of Joe's numbers at appropriate intervals surrounding the basal changes. So, back to bed I went til the 2am alarm.
What was he at 6:30am you may or may not be asking??? 128.
A horizontal Portuguese Pancreas Princess raised her arm from her bed for a zestful celebratory pump, when Dave relayed the number.
A day~in~the~life of night time basal tweakage.