I'm an agency nurse and went on a FT today with 2 diabetics. It felt as though I was putting out fires all day long.
1st kid tested at 389 before am snack. I asked him what he ate and he stated " Two waffeles, to slices of bread, peanut butter and jelly"Did a correction via insulin pump and rechecked 15 min. later. Now 433. Ketones negative so I told him to give himself insulin via the pen per orders and to change pump.
15 min. later 294. I called mom and dad and they both said I did every thing right and cont. to monitor. hour and a half later he goes down to 49. I'm nervous now that he is going to bottom out but I stay calm ofcourse and give 15 gms of carbs, he goes up to 123 Thank God !
2nd kid- ACFS for lunch 468. I'm no where to be found at this time because I was with another non-diabetic student that said she felt dizzy and couldn't see. Thankfully the kid was able to dose himself correctly and was okay for rest of the day. I still called mom so that she would be in the loop.
Needless to say, I had a very hectic day.