"My son was dx'd at 18 months with a bg of 695. He was on insulin right away, but also with teeny tiny doses. (long and short acting insulin. He was a lot farther along than your son it sounds like. He did honeymoon but not for very…"
"My son was DX'd at 18 months also (He's 9 now). We've had bad lows where we have to use glucagon. When he was really little, we gave him glucagon mini doses -- mixed the glucagon as usual, but then used a regular insulin syringe to…"
"We just had to change my daughter's rx to one every 2 days because she just wasn't making it 3. It was actually really easy for us -- no problems with the insurance or the distributor. We get ours from Liberty medical."
"My 11 year old just started her period too. Our Endo says that we will need to increase by increments of 10% each time to figure out how much extra insulin she will need. Also now because of puberty, she is requiring a huge amount of insulin anyway.…"
"I have 3 kids and 2 are T1. We keep a couple of blankets and a pillow next to our bed so that when they can't sleep or are having wacky BGs they are in the room with us so we can check easily and so they don't feel alone. It works really…"
"I have 2 kiddos on the pod, and neither one uses Lantus. (Unless there is a hardware problem - very rare). We do 3 different kinds of settings: Basal, Insulin to carb ratio, and correction factor. They get the basal rate and then at meals we use the…"
"Divide the total of your long acting insulin by 24 and use the resulting number as a place to start the basal per hour rate. For example my daughter takes 30 units of Lantus (when we use MDI) so we started her basal at 1.25 per hour. We tweak it as…"
"We've tried everything it seems. His BG is like a roller coaster every day. It's really weird because sometimes he reacts to insulin and sometimes not. He's on the OmniPod and it has helped his control a little. When he was on Lantus…"
"Jen - I completely understand. My son was dx'd at age 18 months in 2004, then in 2008 my oldest daughter was dx'd at age 8.
We decided to join the TrialNet study for out youngest child.It gives us a good idea of the likelihood of her…"
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