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From West Virginia, USA:

Our 6 year old son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 17 months. His A.M. shot of 1H and 17N lasts him all day usually with no evening shot. He experiences morning lows of 50-60 whether he goes to bed with a reading of 150-300. He appears to produce his own insulin at night. Do you have a recommendation as to what we should do, particularly since we are not always sure if he has dropped lower in the middle of the night?


I wonder if that much NPH might not be absorbed over a longer period of time and maybe causing the lows. I occasionally see that giving smaller doses of NPH will allow it to work faster.


Original posting 17 Apr 1999
Posted to Hypoglycemia


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