So lately, Carter has been having high numbers, but no ketones. Thankfully no ketones, but his numbers have been above 300. He is getting his 2 year molars in, so the inflammation is likely the culprit. I continually am astonished by how amazingly our bodies are made. I have such a new-found respect for the work that our Pancreas does, given that I have been promoted, and Pancreas has been added to my job description. Being face to face, daily, with all the things that can happen to a body with a non working pancreas, who knew that this organ was so beneficial to our existence? Being as exhausted as I am , I watch what I put in my mouth so much more now…..I certainly don’t want to wear my Pancreas out, especially now knowing what it’s job title includes. Today we heard from our Endo and he changed our sliding scale so hopefully that will change the readings for the better. It’s so hard with this age (Carter is now 20 months) and the fact that he isn’t really talking all that much, but generally he is pushing boundaries as it is, to know when he is acting out because he doesn’t feel good or because he is almost a two-year-old. Vacillating between terrible two behavior and whining because he feels like crap, I find myself blowing through test strips. Lately I have been checking his blood sugar 8 or more times a day to make sure he isn’t low before he gets “in trouble.” It’s been great that he hasn’t had any ketones, as this leads to a hospital visit; I just wish we could get a handle on his numbers. It’s unnerving to see numbers over 300 because I know that it wreaks havoc on other areas of the body. I understand we are still in the early stages of diagnosis and are essentially learning through trail and error what works and what doesn’t with Carter’s body. I try to put everything in perspective and realize that have a team of doctors monitoring him. Everything just boils down to having patience, which I have always struggled with. Then it dawned on me, this is much bigger then I even imagined, it’s a growing experience…..for all of us.