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Insulin

My toddler’s blood sugar is usually elevated two hours after breakfast, but in range two hours after dinner. She gets the same insulin for both meals. Why are the mornings so different?

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My 17 year old’s Lantus dose has decreased a lot in the last month. His doctor feels it might be the end of puberty and growth hormones. What do you think?

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Our young daughter sometimes experiences slightly elevated blood sugars before breakfast and before dinner. She takes Lantus before breakfast and NovoRapid for meals. How can we reduce the higher numbers? We don’t believe the pump is an option for us.

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My granddaughter was diagnosed with type 1 in May. At her recent appointment, the endocrinologist said her parents should not use insulin pens because of leak back and lack of refrigeration. What is your opinion on the use of insulin pens?

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I’ve been told that people with type 1 can eat whatever they want if they cover it with insulin. Is this really true? Wouldn’t this cause weight gain? Can you explain when people with type 2 need insulin?

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Can long acting insulins cause downregulation of insulin’s receptors due to their prolonged and continual exposure in comparison to short acting insulin due to decreased insulin oscillations and degradation?

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When my young son experiences gastrointestinal viruses, we have to cut back on his insulin drastically to avoid lows. Once on the road to recovery, it is several days before we need to give him meal boluses. How is this possible? Could his pancreas be trying to work?

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Since an early July seizure, our daughter has been much more sensitive to insulin. We now have to give her diluted insulin. Have you heard of such sensitivities before?

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Recently diagnosed, we keep reducing our toddler’s insulin to prevent lows. If we continue to reduce it, might this stress his remaining pancreatic function?

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Our specialist has suggested Toujeo for our eight-year-old, but it looks like it has not been tested in children. What are the consequences of using it? What is a better alternative?

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