Why can't it be easier? OK - I know - that's just me whining. Nothing about this stupid disease is EASY. But really... of all the things we have to do, basal testing REALLY gets under my skin.
You probably think I am nuts... I mean after all, what's a little basal testing compared to poking his fingers multiple times a day and sticking him with giant needles every three days to switch out the site and sensor, right? What's a little basal testing compared to having to weigh his food and count carbs every.single.day. What's a little basal testing compared to having to get up at night, several times a night just to be sure he is still breathing, and that he is going to live through the night.
After all of that... what's a little basal testing?
Its the ONE and ONLY time I HAVE to deny him something.
My boy LOVES his carbs. I mean, he L.O.V.E.S them. And, as you know, when you test basal levels, you have to be carb-free for the period you are testing for. And this usually leads to tears and occasionally even a slight tantrum. For me, its when D finally really makes it into the spot-light. Because when you are basal testing there is no just letting him be a normal kid. And it REALLY gets to me.
But alas... I have put it off long enough. Its been about 9 months. And I KNOW (thanks to the CGMS) that his basal levels are a mess. So, a-basal-testing we shall go.