Honeymooning - advice needed!!!

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Registered: 09-25-2010
Honeymooning - advice needed!!!
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Sat, 09-25-2010 - 7:59pm

Hi! Brand new here and my "cupcake" (at the hospital they told her she had cupcake-y blood and had to rinse it out with the IV, the nickname stuck) was dx 7-22. I am pretty positive we are now honeymooning. We were at a 1:10 carb ratio, had to adjust dinner back to 1:15, and she has started tanking on me at bedtime. In the last two days, the tank outs have extended to afternoons as well. I know I need to fix the carb ratios again, but I would love to know a bit more what to expect from some other people who have walked the walk. When she gets low right now, we are getting blood sugars of down as low as 31. Last night she was low, she got a snack and when we tested, she was lower than before the snack! I gave her a double snack and retested and managed to get her up to 90. I am a bit nervous and frustrated, and am not sure what carb ratios to use for the school nurse. Can anyone tell me how they lived to tell about this?



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Sun, 09-26-2010 - 12:22pm
Have you called your endo? sometimes they just need to play with the dosages a little. i would think they would probably lower the insulin. my daughter went through the period of lows and her insulin was lowered and now she doesnt have lows anymore, but she does have a few highs unfortunately. but thats the nature of diabetes, i dont think its ever fully under control.
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Sun, 09-26-2010 - 9:31pm
Yea, I am going to call the endo in the am. I think we are going to end up with different dosages for different meals. Then just have to test and adjust as we go along. I still have no clue what I am going to tell the school nurse in the morning. I guess just one step at a time, and this is not something we can control, just try to keep in check. That's hard for me, I'm a complete control freak! Thanks for the advice!
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Sun, 09-26-2010 - 10:08pm

Hello and Welcome! Sorry you had to join us, but glad you have! have you had a weather change lately? My daughter experiences a lot of lows when the weather changes.. it doesn't matter if it goes hot to cold, cold to hot..a change will affect her big time.

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Mon, 09-27-2010 - 1:40pm

Yea, as a matter of fact, it has been pretty hot lately. I'm not sure if that was much of a weather change though. But I wonder if playing outside (recess at school) and the bus ride hasn't taken its toll on her sugars.



My Kaylie is 7 and she is on NovaLog and Lantus. It seems like her night numbers are good. Her 2am numbers are usually pretty good when I check her as long as I make sure she is good before she goes to sleep. But I rarely have to give her a 2am snack or anything. Also her morning levels are good, 120-140, making me think we are good at the Lantus dose.



Right now, I am waiting for a call back from the nurse, our regular nurse is on vacation. So I have not had a chance to talk to them.



It's funny and its kinda cliche, but it's one of those things that I thought would never happen to me. And I must admit to feeling a bit overwhelmed right now, especially with my hubby leaving pretty soon. But each week, this gets a little more "normal" and like our real life. Thanks for your help!



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Mon, 09-27-2010 - 6:08pm

I was told that very young kids never do honeymoon in the traditional sense.

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Wed, 09-29-2010 - 7:24pm
If her nighttime numbers are good.. then yes, the lantus is probably at a good spot.. so its a good idea to look at the ratios maybe they need to be change by 1 or 2 points.

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Thu, 09-30-2010 - 1:35am

My son was DX 3/8/2010 (he will be 5 in Oct) and for meals our humalog/carb ratio is 1:40 with Lantus at bedtim. We were at 1.5 units for a couple months but he was ill a week ago and after his illness we have settled in at 3 units at bedtime. Maybe I missed it but are you testing 2 hours after meals in addition to at meal time? Did your endo give you a "target range" for post meal B.S.? I know since my son is younger we have a bit more leeway but he usually runs about 150 2 hours post meal. We have had a few readings in the 60's and THAT makes me nervous because he does not seem to feel funny or anything - we have just found it by frequent testing.

We eat a late dinner (usually around 7 or 7:30) and DS goes to bed around 8 so we do not do a bedtime snack. Our endo would like for us to but our little guy is just not hungry at that time.

When she was 31, what type of snack did you give? A fat, protein or fiber would slow absorbtion. That is an instance where you want a fast absorbing carb - ie juice, soda, glucose tabs, sugar, honey etc. Then retest in 15- minutes once you get to an acceptable range and BS is reacting THEN you give a snack with some protein and/or fat, ie crackers and cheese, crackers and PB etc.

HTH! Hang in there it does get easier




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