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From Modesto, California, USA:

Our six year old son was diagnosed 5 years ago with Type 1. All is going well and his HbA1c's are normal. However, when he eats pasta for dinner, he always has a high glucose reading the next morning. We refrain from giving him his Humalog shot until after meal time to prolong the effect. Then, his bedtime number is low to normal, then the high reading in the morning. Any suggestions?


This is not an uncommon comment from families. There is no scientific reason for the phenomena and it sounds like you have tried to take care of the problem appropriately. I do wonder though if your delaying the Humalog until after the meal is causing a rebound in the middle of the night. What happens when you give the Humalog right before the meal? You may want to bounce this problem off your diabetes team to see if you can figure something else out.


Original posting 18 May 1998
Posted to Meal Planning, Food and Diet


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