March 14th is Pi Day!

thCAY42ZGG March 14th is Pi Day so my class is celebrating by having pizza pie for lunch, and then at 1:59pm, we are having pie! Sadly, when I say we, I mean they. sad_faceI can eat pie, but not at that time. My mom said she’d buy me a strawberry pie so I can have a slice with my dinner. Now I see why my parents are so eager to get me on an insulin pump. If I were on a pump, I could have that slice of pie with my classmates! angry-face-emoticon Here’s how it works:

american%20diabetes%20assoc_ Insulin pumps deliver rapid- or short-acting insulin 24 hours a day through a catheter placed under the skin. Your insulin doses are separated into:

  • Basal rates
  • Bolus doses to cover carbohydrate in meals
  • Correction or supplemental doses

Basal insulin is delivered continuously over 24 hours, and keeps your blood glucose levels in range between meals and overnight. Often, you program different amounts of insulin at different times of the day and night.

When you eat, you use buttons on the insulin pump to give additional insulin called a bolus. You take a bolus to cover the carbohydrate in each meal or snack. If you eat more than you planned, you can simply program a larger bolus of insulin to cover it.

You also take a bolus to treat high blood glucose levels. If you have high blood glucose levels before you eat, you give a correction or supplemental bolus of insulin to bring it back to your target range.

Here’s what it looks like: 18035

It seems kind of weird wearing a pump 24 hours a day, but if it will help me live a better life, then I’m all for it. For now, I have to deal with daily injections, but as soon as my endocrinologist gives me a thumbs up, it’s pie time!



Categories: Day by Day | Tags: , , | 1 Comment

Post navigation

One thought on “March 14th is Pi Day!

  1. Martinez, Rose

    Hi Jon,

    I think your website is very cool and it’s nice that you are sharing what is happening with you, cause we all care and love you.

    Here’s hoping that you can start using the pump real soon.

    You are a very brave boy and I am so proud of you.

    Love Aunt Rose


    Rose Martinez, Assistant Vice President/Senior Commercial Escrow Officer, SoCal Commercial Center
    700 South Flower Street, Suite 800, Los Angeles, CA. 90017
    Phone 213.488-4353, Fax 213.488-4384

    Chicago Title Company – Privileged & Confidential

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at

%d bloggers like this: