"Hard to say if it is a problem, but I thought I'd throw it out there.
I have never been that low for my doses, but I am kinda overweight. I currently take about 18-20 units. I have been down to about 10 units a day. It took me…"
"If she was diagnosed 18 years ago, I guess you were taught not to allow sugar and so forth, and that eating it and giving extra Humalog would be cheating. That is not current medical opinion.
If your daughter is able to get an A1c of 5.7% on only 6…"
"Am also confused why you've taken her Humalog away. Was she intentionally over dosing? Making this a power struggle won't result in improvement, though I understand your worry. With her low A1c using no bolus insulin, her…"
"I'm concerned that you took away her Humalog.
Do you realize that by doing that, YOU are putting her very life in danger? She may be rebellious, but so are all 18 year olds. Taking insulin…"
"i really feel for you, and I pain for your daughter. So many people are rebellious with their diabetes, I was for sure. i do ask however, that you consider therapy, if only to deal with the difficult times ahead. I see a therapist…"
"I am really confused about what is going on here. If your daughter is now 18 (as is my daughter), she is an adult. She may well be rebellious and may be in denial and you can be assured she won't make the decisions you would. …"
"Thank you for all your kind replys and words of wisdom. She is rebellious and still in denial over this disease and as a Mom it is hard to sit back and watch her destroy her body. Her one high BG is 2 AM as a rule by 6 am she is…"
"It sounds like she was once taking 36 units of Lantus plus boluses of Humalog for food and was out of control (high numbers), and now she is taking only 6 units of insulin a day and no Humalog and yet is low (A1c of 5.7).Renal failure can cause…"
"Im with Kari, you post sounds a bit panicked. Not that I blame you. An A1C of 5.7 is great, although the A1C isnt the magic number if shes have massive lows all the time. More clear info about whats going on would be great. That said, the first…"
I am a 34 year Type 1 who was diagnosed at age 17. I am not for sure we will understand the full question? Insulin requirements vary for many reasons, food intake, stress, infections, activity level, metabolism and…"
"I don't specifically have an answer and really no one does. But I'll try having been Type 1 since my teens (which was many many years ago). It could possibly be her way of being in control no matter how negative it is...in other words teen…"
"I think we need a little more info to help.
In the post title you say that her A1c is 5.7 (that's AWESOME), but then you go on to say you are having trouble maintaining stable BGs. Is she going low a lot? You also say she was…"
my daughter is 18 now diagnosed at 2and 1/2 months last year she used 36 units of lantus a day and humalog. This Sr year at high we are having trouble maintaining stable Bg levels on 6 units of lantus a day. She was stealing and lying about insulin use last year so she is under careful watch. Her medical 'team' said she must be in renal failure test proved that not to be so. Why isn't any medical person interested as to what is going on with this child??? Does she have some sort of tumor…See More
"Bravo wish there was someway i could email this to my 18 yr old daughter, she is T1 since the ripe old age of 2 and fighting mightily to ignore the ravages that reap such rampant denial. She is very lucky at present as a writer and self proclaimed…"
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