As many of you know, our second daughter, Darby, was diagnosed last August with Type I Diabetes. It was certainly a shock to us...yet a blessing to know why she had not been herself for a while. God was very present with us during that time and has provided many miraculous incidents since that time.
We have learned a lot over these many months. We have learned all about syringes, dosing, ratios of carbs to units of insulin, pump operation, quick set infusion, high blood sugar, low blood sugar.
Today we learned a bit more. Darby was supposed to get her continuous blood glucose monitoring system today. This system is "inserted" in her every three days, like her pump, and is supposed to monitor her blood glucose every 10 seconds and send the number to her pump. It shows trends and how her numbers are going, whether going up or down. Darby has been very nervous about getting this and we have asked for lots of prayers on her behalf.
Well, God answered in an unusual way. Darby's doctor decided that since Darby was so nervous, there was no need to rush it and make her have it today. We will bring it up again at her next visit in July. Darby was thrilled!
We also learned that Darby is dangerously close to being taller than I am as she grew almost three inches since December! We learned that she is dangerously close to puberty. We learned that her pancreas is dangerously close to being completely useless. All these have conspired in recent weeks to make her blood sugar to be pretty high. Oddly high. What-do-we-do-with-these numbers kind of high.
The rollercoaster of life continues!