My fasting blood sugars are 95-130 mg/dl [5.3-7.2 mmol/L] (the higher readings generally occur when I either eat a very late dinner, or when I have cold or flu symptoms. Could late meals or illness cause higher readings? Also, short fasts (five to six hours) produce a lower reading then a longer fast (eight or more). Is there any reason for this situation?
My 10 year old son, diagnosed with type 1 diabetes about nine months ago, remains in the honeymoon, but his insulin needs have gradually gone up since diagnosis, and his blood glucose has been up and down. Complicating his control is his inability to get accustomed to low normal blood glucose. How can we manage this?
My four year old daughter has type 1 diabetes and will get a high reading before dinner, followed a low reading before snack that the doctor explains is due the afternoon exercise kicking-in. We’ve received a lot of information on how various types of insulin work, but need more information about the effects of different foods and exercise.
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