I have a lil 10 year old friend who is also a type 1. He's on an insulin pump and bouncing BGs all over the place. She is getting little results from the so called specialist. Looking at his numbers it's like his I:C and ISF are way more than he needs. His mom is only giving him 1/2 the bolus suggested due to him bottoming out after every correction. Right now his ISF is 80 and I:C is 16. Giving 1/2 the suggested coverage for the I:C has been working great. But the doctor isn't listening to her. Is it common for a kids to have such a high I:C as 1:30? And should mom go ahead and take charge by changing that on his pump to make bolusing easier for him when school starts. I know I had to research and take charge of my pump settings. But I am scared to encourage her, for fear the Dr. would stop taking care of him since he's the only specialist in this area. But on the other hand this kid could really use better control. He really feels like crud bouncing up and down all day. I'm conflicted. I want to pass on a Pumping Insulin book to help.
Also his ISF is 1:80 but he was 322 at 11:30 am. His pump suggested 2.75Units. Mom had him take only 1.5U. At 1:25 pm he was 111. that would make is sensitivity like 150. But now it's 1:54 pm and he's at 75 and feels like he's bottoming out.