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Daily Care

I take 10 or 11 units of Humalog three times a day, plus four or five more units at bedtime. Is this a lot of Humalog compared to others?

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We give our son insulin based on his blood sugar and don’t count carbohydrates. What are the pros and cons of these two methods of dosing insulin?

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My daughter has been feeding her son anything in wants, giving him insulin up to ten times a day. His blood sugars are usually quite high. I have diabetes and this doesn’t sound right. Is there this big a difference in the way children are treated?

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I have a 12 year old patient on Human Mixtard twice a day. Sometimes, she has low blood sugars, but a reduction in insulin causes high blood sugars. What do you suggest?

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Since insulin injections and meals are in the middle of his baseball games, my boyfriend’s son quit the team. Is it possible to make adjustments to time to accommodate sports or other activities?

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What is your recommended rule of thumb for converting to an injections strategy in the event of a pump failure and a replacement pump is not available for, say, 48 hours?

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Diagnosed six months ago, my 13-year-old takes Levemir twice a day. His last A1c was 6.3. Would this be a good time for him to go on an insulin pump?

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My son has been doing well taking NovoLog, but the doctor wants him to switch to Humalog because it is faster acting. Is there a downside to Humalog? Should we make the switch?

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When diagnosed in January, my son’s A1c was 9.0. In July, it was 8.9. We are not yet doing corrections. Should he be in range by now? This is what friends have indicated.

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