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Help - sudden drops in BG

Started this discussion. Last reply by christy Feb 24, 2012. 8 Replies

I need help with with regular sudden drops in my daughter's bg levels. My daughter is turning 4 next week. She began pumping at the beginning of this month with an animas ping. Her numbers which were…Continue

Generic syringes verses name brand.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tim Jul 6, 2010. 6 Replies

Sorry, if this seems minor, but I know that most of you know first hand the differences, why I cannot begin to understand.  My 2 year old daughter was diagnosed last year and the Dr. prescribed BD…Continue

Which Smart Phone?

Started this discussion. Last reply by barbraann Jun 23, 2010. 3 Replies

So this is my 2nd post in one day... I am on a roll.  I have noticed that there are a lot of you who use smart phones and run some app to keep track or log you numbers.  My daughter is only 2 and…Continue

 

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Linda G left a comment for estpeters
"Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer. New happiness that stays throughout the year... Hope your birthday brings all these and more. BEST WISHES estpeters!! (You haven't been on in a while...I hope everything is…"
Nov 26, 2013
Linda G left a comment for estpeters
"Hello! How Do You Do, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you estpeters... Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year! Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hey,…"
Nov 26, 2012
estpeters replied to c.schambers's discussion 'How does your child carry their Pump?' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"Our 4 year old daughter hates all the different pump wear. She wears it clipped on her right side. She says it doesn't move around, she can bend over or lay on her belly. If she lies down on that side she adjust it more forward or backward…"
Aug 22, 2012
estpeters replied to Sophia'smommyLori's discussion 'Am I over-reacting?' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"We travel to Springfield at least once a year. We are located in Alton IL (about 20 minutes from Children's Hospital). Personally, I would make the trip. I think you would find that the trip would take 2 hours. If you left in the morning and…"
Jul 27, 2012
estpeters replied to Sophia'smommyLori's discussion 'Am I over-reacting?' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"WHERE are you in Illinois? I am right by St. Louis so we use St. Louis Children's Hospital Dr. Ana Arbalez. Because you mentioned SIU I am assuming southern Illinois. If so I can tell you that must people with in a 3 hour radius of St. Louis…"
Jul 27, 2012
Allie replied to estpeters's discussion 'Help - sudden drops in BG' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"Hi Ellen. Prior to my son going on the pump, I could've written this email EXACTLY. We have battled these same two "problem areas" for years. I can tell you our experience and what's helped for us, but it's still a struggle.…"
Feb 25, 2012
Elizabeth replied to estpeters's discussion 'Help - sudden drops in BG' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"My son is the same age. His CDE told me that children that age often become insulin resistant in the early part of the evening, ~9 pm - midnight, and then (because of hormonal shifts) the insulin resistance fades. so what it sounds like to me is…"
Feb 25, 2012
sarhow replied to estpeters's discussion 'Help - sudden drops in BG' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"While the carb-fasting method might help, it's also the case that protein and fat will raise blood sugar a little bit. But, the basal should mostly cover that rise. If you fast with no food at all, you'll need to cut your basal more (this…"
Feb 25, 2012
Barbi replied to estpeters's discussion 'Help - sudden drops in BG' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"Hi Ellen - My question - have you tried not giving her a snack at bedtime? with the pump she should not need one (in fact she should not need to be on any eating routine through out the day). If she wants a snack perhaps try a non-carb snack so you…"
Feb 24, 2012
christy replied to estpeters's discussion 'Help - sudden drops in BG'
"I find that out too If I want to eat something before bed I am correcting a LOT to get my bs back down before bed. I try not to eat after 8 pm, esp anything with any kind of significant carbs. I think you are right that during the day you are much…"
Feb 24, 2012
Taterbugs Momma replied to estpeters's discussion 'Help - sudden drops in BG'
"i also want to mention that we were instructed to bolus for all foods, which you may want to inquire about."
Feb 24, 2012
Taterbugs Momma replied to estpeters's discussion 'Help - sudden drops in BG'
"I would do a large dinner no later than 6pm and start checks at 10. Still check at the two hour after meal to make sure she is in her range before starting the basal test. obviously if she is low, treat and start another night. if she is in range at…"
Feb 24, 2012
estpeters replied to estpeters's discussion 'Help - sudden drops in BG'
"I am really loving everyone's help! I do understand that none of you are doctor's and before I make any changes I will and do consult our medical team. (Our actual Dr. is awesome and will work with me to make changes and sees the need, the…"
Feb 24, 2012
Capin101 replied to estpeters's discussion 'Help - sudden drops in BG'
"It sounds like you and your daughter are going through a rough time. I would bet that her growing body now requires a different amount of insulin at different times of the day. What type of insulin is she on? In order to make any adjustments you…"
Feb 24, 2012
Zoe replied to estpeters's discussion 'Help - sudden drops in BG'
"Just looking at your basals, your "highest" (though not by much) is from 10PM to 3AM. You note that she jumps really high from 12-4, then goes low. The basal period that effects 12-4 is approximately 10PM to 2AM, so I would try raising…"
Feb 24, 2012
Scott E replied to estpeters's discussion 'Help - sudden drops in BG'
"I do need to ask this question: when she's in the 300+ range (midnight to 4am, and 9-10am) are you correcting those highs, or are they coming down by themselves? Also wondering if you bolus for that bedtime snack. Personally, I find that when I…"
Feb 24, 2012

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At 4:14am on November 26, 2013, Linda G said…

Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer.
New happiness that stays throughout the year...
Hope your birthday brings all these and more.
BEST WISHES estpeters!!
(You haven't been on in a while...I hope everything is OK)
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At 3:25am on November 26, 2012, Linda G said…

Hello! How Do You Do, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you estpeters...
Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)
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Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on right now!
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At 9:02pm on November 26, 2010, Linda G said…
Greetings
Best Wishes on your Special Day....and on the next 364 days!
How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?

Soooo....HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
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Welcome to Tudiabetes Estpeters!
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WELCOME TO OUR REALLY BIG FAMILY ESTPETERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
At 7:14am on April 20, 2010, Marie B said…
hello and welcome to TuDiabetes! If you click on Groups on the top banner, you will find one called "Parents of Kids with Type 1" - they are very active and there are many helpful discussions to be found there. let me know if I can help you.

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At 6:40am on April 20, 2010, estpeters said…
Thank You All!
I joined b/c my daughter, Ashlynn has diabetes. She just turned 2 yrs old and was dx back in Aug. Things are still pretty difficult to say the least, but we are getting there.
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