Wow! Did that really happen? Was it really that painless? Did I miss something? Why am I not ready to cry in frustration? Are we making progress?
The other day, I sat down with our notebook. Its the one that says what sort of workout my son did, how intense it was and what we did about diabetes care as well as what sort of results were had. I asked for his meter and I plugged it into my iPod. It had only been a few days since I had done this. I was still a little nervous about what I would find.
Despite the fact that bg level reviews are supposed to be a time for discussion and learning, they normally are times when I cringe and want to cry while my son glazes over and comes up with strange excuses for missed readings. This time was very different!
I noted the readings. We talked about foods before exercise. We talked about foods after exercise. He talked about how he felt exercising with various foods in his system. We looked at missed readings and high readings. He was quick to point out his own errors and state that he needed to improve to get back to that guy he had been the week before.
I told him he had done really well. I was impressed. He walked away with his own definition of what needed to be done and I did a small bit of tweaking based on my own feelings. The biggest shock was the feelings and the atmosphere when the process was over...It was great! There was peace.
I felt good. I was happy to see readings and an interest. He felt pretty happy with things in general. He had seen decent numbers and had a strategy for readings that were a little off. There was no blood spilt. There were no tears. Could we be making progress??
He goes away in a week and will be on his own for his diabetes care. This is normally a time when he applies the motto "When the cat's away, the mouse will play!" or his his case when the mouse is away from the cat but you get the idea! I have been reading Moira McCarthy's book as often as I can.(Blog review to come later!) I think I have a better grasp of will most likely happen while he is gone and why. I think I may be better able to handle it when he comes back...well maybe...well I will try anyway! For now, I will just savor a really nice sharing of diabetes information with my son.