From Nevada, USA:
Our son was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes a year and a half ago. He is
11 years old now. He injects four shots a day using R morning, noon and
dinner and N at bedtime. We cannot get his numbers down in the morning to
save our life. We have increased his bedtime N to 20 units and we have
checked his blood sugar in the middle of the night to make sure he is not
rebounding. We also began mixing R and N at bedtime. His numbers in the
morning are still 250-370. We have been working closely with our doctor to
get these down, but nothing seems to work. Any ideas?
Part of what's happening may be the pre-adolescent growth spurt. Hormonal
changes can cause high blood sugars especially in the morning. You might
ask about changing to an insulin program of Ultralente and Regular or
perhaps using a pump so you can attack the nighttime highs.
Original posting 23 Mar 1998
Posted to Hyperglycemia and DKA
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:08:58
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