Nope. We thought he had a stomach bug. He had been feeling bad, then puked one night. When he wasn’t any better the next morning and started having other symptoms we took him to urgent care, where he started having trouble standing, walking, and speaking. After an ambulance to the hospital and a night in the PICU his blood glucose and bicarbonate was good enough to release the next day. I really liked that the diabetes educators didn’t waste time telling us things we already knew because I’ve been T1 for so long. I also like that when I asked his endo when we could get him on a Dexcom her immediate answer was “Yesterday”.
He’s fine now, but still a bit high. I can’t wait to get the G6 and figure out what’s really going on and stop waking everyone up in the middle of the night to do fingersticks.
One thing does have me a bit worried- he’s been complaining about his fingers tingling “like I’ve been using the leaf blower”. Could neuropathy set in that fast? Could it be temporary?
Other good things happened to my insurance this year- I had noticed that my copay went from $80 to $40 for a three month Rx, but what I hadn’t noticed was that they’re now charging the same copay for all insulin. Tresiba is the same as Lantus and Basaglar. This is really odd because when Basaglar came out they bribed the hell out of me to switch to it from Lantus to cut their. Now they don’t care about costs? Huh? Did all of that bad press for skyrocketing insulin costs actually accomplish something?
I also learned that they don’t even need any prior authorization to get a Dexcom anymore. If you have a 90-day Rx for insulin it’s automatically approved and covered. Wow. I really had to fight & drown them in paperwork to get my first SevenGo.