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Connor's Mom
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Pediatric Physical Therapist's Assistant

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Connor's Mom

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Connor's Mom was last seen:
Feb 27, 2013
    1. Connor's Mom
      Connor's Mom
      Thanks! He is doing much better today. I have often wondered about that same thing. Would having more carbs help sometimes. Food for thought;)
    2. Lisa P.
      Lisa P.
      I'm so glad you found the problem!
      No, I wasn't recommending low carb or suggesting you should go that way at all, I just know sometimes with diabetes we tend to gravitate towards lower carb days and I had found paradoxically that occasionally I find we actually need MORE carbs to avoid highs. Weird diabetes.
      I'm so glad you found the key!
    3. Connor's Mom
      Connor's Mom
      I don't know if I should feel embarassed or like a bad parent but, the low carb thing fluctuates. We try to keep it under 80. Most meals are around 60 but, some are over 100! I reviewed the numbers and found a problem with the settings in the pump. I reset the problems and I am hoping this is what went wrong. Lately, I have been looking for better low carb meals. My problem is that he doesn't like a lot of meat any more. He had some bowel issues and after a few really bad episodes of constipation he stopped asking for lunchmeat rolls as snacks and started asking for wheat thins and fruit. Low carb is not the greatest on his bowels...

      Thanks again! I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I found the problem.
    4. Lisa P.
      Lisa P.
      No, I don't think you're willy nilly, I think you're working hard and will figure it out.

      Your son is not eating a fairly low carb diet, is he? I just had a reminder that when Selah has numbers that are not making sense sometimes one big hefty carby meal or two brings us back to even. I think there are things we don't understand, I've heard that Type 1 kids put out glucose from storage in ways nondiabetics don't, and so while overall it helps us to eat lower carb, sometimes that actually makes things worse and I think it's because her body is somehow worried about glucose reserves or something.

      Anyway, talk about willy nilly! Take it easy, have a great one.
    5. Connor's Mom
      Connor's Mom
      Lisa,

      Thank you very much! I know it must sound like I am willy nilly adjusting but, that is not the case. We see the Endo on Jan. 3rd. I have so much to ask them about! We have been told on so many occasions that Connor is a very unique case. I will look into unteathered pumping.

      Thanks again!

      Traci
    6. Lisa P.
      Lisa P.
      Hi!
      Trying to wean myself off CWD but wanted to pop in and suggest this, if basal is inconsistent nothing else will come anywhere anywhere anywhere near making sense. We switched back to MDI and have much better consistency, but untethered pumping worked fairly well for us, too -- much better than pumping with the pump giving basal. For the interim, I would strongly suggest giving him basal through Lantus (or at least part of basal through Lantus, you can give a little basal through the pump for those times he needs more basal insulin) and only doing correction and food bolus through the pump.

      It may not work for you, but it could make a huge difference. It does mean one shot a day, but it doesn't have to be forever, if it works then you know the problem is basal and you can move back to pump basal from there, knowing what needs correcting.

      Good luck!

      Lisa
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    Location:
    Indiana
    Occupation:
    Pediatric Physical Therapist's Assistant
    Who has diabetes?:
    One child
    Does your family have celiac?:
    No
    My name is Traci. 1 of my 4 children is a Type 1 diabetic. He was diagnosed in February of 2009.

    Reading, swimming, walk/jogging, playing with the kids and watching tv with my Husband when we have.
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