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Let's share. Pre teen/teen I:C

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by GinaB, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. GinaB

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    Joseph's insulin needs have skyrocketed. Back on MDI for summer. We are now 35 Lantus with ratios of 1:5 morning and snack, 1:8 day and 1:10 night. His correction is 1:40 over 100. We are thinking of adjusting again. Granted he is 12 and already 5 foot 7, 120 lbs and growing like crazy!

    Love to hear your ratios. It always helps me to feel like I'm not alone :)

    Sorry if something similar has been posted recently. I haven't been on for a while and doing a search with an iPhone can be difficult.
     
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  2. Timmy Mac

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    i had something like that happen to me back in middle school my insulin needs went up to 33 lantus and had similar ratios to yours (dont remember what they were exactly)

    but after i stopped growing (sadly that was only 5'8 and 145lbs) my lantus has dropped to 24 and my I:C is 1:10

    good luck with the chaos of puberty!
     
  3. nanhsot

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    My son is 16, 5'9ish, 195 pounds but solid muscle.

    He is on a pump but his overall basals equal 23 units (lantus he's on 20 when MDI), his ratio is 1:8 and his correction is 1 for every 25 over 120.
     
  4. Tigerlilly's mom

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    My 12 yo is 78 lbs

    He receives 7 units lantus and then another 6.30 units basal through the pump (approx, 13 1/2 units basal total)

    Bolus is 1:9 or 1:10 (I am too lazy to look at his pump for the times:p)

    His correction is 1:90
     
  5. mom24grlz

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    my 12 year old would not appreciate me telling her weight on here LOL!

    She's on the pump right now her basal needs range from .70-.775 per hour.

    I:C ratio everything is 1:10 except for at midnight it 1:12 and also at 2pm 1:12. I actually have no idea what she needs at midnight, she's never eaten at that time. We've just never changed it from when she started on the pump.
     
  6. Becky Stevens mom

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    Steven turned 10 in March and is becoming a monster:eek: or should I say, growing very rapidly. He has always been kinda skinny and muscular. Now he's 89 LBs. His Lantus dose has been 17, up from 15 a month ago. His I:C for breakfast is 1:10 most other meals and snacks is 1:12. His correction is 1 for every 40 over 140
     
  7. Michelle'sMom

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    5'3" & 119 lbs. She'll be 13 on Thursday. Her ratios are 1:4 for breakfast, 1:10 for lunch & 1:12 for dinner. Total basal avgs 35u most days, although it can be as high as 50. Puberty & girls...great fun!
     
  8. monkeyschool

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    We may be honeymooning, but our insulin hasn't changed much since dx. We went down a bit, but it was bec we were dealing with lows from the get-go. I don't think we are seeing any signs of puberty yet despite the age.

    I have an almost-13 yo DD who is 62 lbs. 5units of lantus and ~7 boluses. We are at a 1:28 for breakfast and lunch and 1:30 for dinner. Correction is 1:120.
     
  9. mattsmum

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    Matts now 18.5
    His I/c is 1:1.8 breakfast
    1:3 lunch
    1:2dinner
    Tdd 120. Basal 70 bolus50 ish


    Matt has always been needing scary big amounts of insulin. But he needs what he needs. Hopefully puberty is leaving the house and things might back off a bit. He used to need 140-150 units a day.
     
  10. GinaB

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    Thanks for the replies. I always thought growth spurts were hard to get a handle on after his dx. Even though our endo warned us I am still amazed the effect growing AND puberty have on bg. Makes me realize how the changes effect everything, especially the moods haha. Knowing it will be years before things even out is a scary thought.

    I know I just need to keep chugging along doing the best I can do. Just got the bigger syringes so I'm ready :)
     
  11. 2type1s

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    Zoe is almost 12, weighs about 90 pounds, and her insuling needs have increased DRAMATICALLY over the past 2 months. She's also grown over an inch.....and is looking....more grown up! she was around .65 units an hour during school, and just increased to .875 .950. I:C is still 1:10
     
  12. wilf

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    DD is an active 15 year old - her carb ratio is about 1:15.
     
  13. Heather(CA)

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    Seth's is 6'1 and 167lbs. His Lantus is at 26 units.

    Carb ratios are...

    5am to 9am 1:6
    9a to 4pm 1:9
    4pm to 12am 1:11

    :D
     
  14. Jordansmom

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    My DD is 15. Her carb ratio is 1:6 and correction factor is 1:45.
     
  15. Heather(CA)

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    How much Lantus is she on? Just curious :)
     
  16. emm142

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    If it makes anyone feel better, I think that I'm coming out of the other side at 18... Basals 20U per day, I:C 1:10. Around 30-40U TDD.
     

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