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Large Insulin Increase

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by bbirdnuts@aol.com, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. bbirdnuts@aol.com

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    The Endo. raised Carolina's Levemir which she takes twice a day by a total of 8 units, 4 in the am and 4 in the pm since Monday. Monday she went to 10 each from 9, then 11 on Tuesday, and today to 13 units in the am and pm. This seems like a large insulin increase:eek:. She starts on the pump tomorrow evening:eek:. I am thankful we have so many options available for our children to be as healthy as possible.
     
  2. wilf

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    Seems odd to be making these big last minute changes if you start pumping tomorrow, doesn't it?
     
  3. Sarah Maddie's Mom

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    Really.:confused: That makes NO sense. Your endo knows you start pumping with insulin, not saline, tomorrow, right?
     
  4. bbirdnuts@aol.com

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    Yes, Sarah she does know. Carolina's numbers have been so messed up since Prednisone. She has had a spot here and there below 200 and as you already know from another post she had a semi-low last night that took a while to bring up. I do believe the low last night was from the Novolog because I caught it 2 hours after snack and Novolog. Tonight I am going to do a 40 correction factor instead of 30 and a 14 carb ratio instead of 12. How does that sound? Is that enough?
     
  5. Denise

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    i personally wouldn't do the change. Your insulin needs go down a bit when Molly started the pump....I would wait and see what pumping brings. Again, that's just an opinion...
     
  6. bbirdnuts@aol.com

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    She already had her evening dose at 8pm. May not due the increase in the morning. I wonder how my night will be.
     
  7. saxmaniac

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    Sounds backwards. A higher ICR or ISF number means less insulin.
     
  8. danismom79

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    It will be a little sleep-deprived ;)

    Good luck!
     

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