Yesterday a FWD (Friend with diabetes) posted on a social media site about a low blood sugar before dinner. She included the phrase “WTFedness”. I didn’t find her low humorous but the phrase “WTFedness” cracked me up and I told her as much.
Diabetes has been frustrating the crud outta me lately. Unexplained stubborn highs for both kids. Multiple bad insfusion sites (place where insulin pump is connected to their bodies). Pharmacy mishaps when ordering test strips and insulin. Late night lows/highs that require me to burn midnight oil.
At some point in the last week I had thought – this build up of frustrations needs a word. Truly I did think that. Then comes my friend’s post with the phrase ‘WTFedness’ (is it a phrase when it is only one word but that word is short for a number of words?)
WTFedness – yup pretty much says it all when it comes to my frustrations.
My friend wrote a blogpost about WTFedness yesterday – you should read Kelly’s post HERE.
Last night was a whole night of WTFedness.
Before dinner was 241 – correction given with dinner bolus.
After dinner 7pm 262 – correction given (miscalculated dinner?)
Bedtime check 9pm – 278 – huh? correction given
11pm check (hoping all would be well and I could go to bed) 262 – WTF Diabetes – disconnected tubbing from infusion set (which was less than 24 hours old and worked properly earlier in the day) – primed tubbing (sent insulin though tubbing to clear any bubbles) – reconnected and gave a correction bolus. (how many parentheses are allowed in one sentence?)
1:00 am (really expecting all to be well and the boy would be going down) 262 – Yes this is where the WTFedness comes into play. Put in new infusion site and new insulin in pump. Moved the boy to my bed to keep an eye on him and set my alarm for 3am.
Slept through my alarm at 3am. Checked him at 6:30 – blood sugar 90.
All this of course happened just a day after his blood sugars were ridiculously high including a “High Glucose” the day before due to a bad site. Which was also the day before his endocrinologist appointment – screw you murphy and your damn laws.
So my question is do I have a box of bad infusion sites (same box working fine on daughter) or has the switch to Humalog from Novalog created a new level of havoc? Or is just typical diabetes WTFedness?