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no insulin required??

Discussion in 'Parents of Teens' started by mariaweber, Dec 12, 2010.

  1. mariaweber

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    O.k. -- this is weird. We're just coming to the end of a rainy Sunday, with very little activity, lots of grazing and almost no insulin required. Sofie's BG has been below 5 mmols pretty much all day. She was 3.8 just and hour ago, so I gave her a piece of toast and peanut butter with 4oz of juice and no bolus -- the result -- 3.3 mmol. No active insulin here folks -- what gives?

    Has this ever happened to you?
     
  2. hdm42

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    Campbell sometimes gets constant lows leading up to an illness. Probably not what you want to hear.:(
     
  3. chbarnes

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    We have seen this at the end of a growth spurt.
     
  4. Amy C.

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    Basals are too high?
     
  5. wilf

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    Typically we see this just before, during, or after a gastrointestinal illness when the digestive system is not able to break down carbs.

    If she has been fine to date, then heads up as she may be coming down with something.

    If she's just over something, then it could take up to a week before she gets back to normal.
     
  6. alismom

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    This will occasionally happen to Allison right before the start of her "cycle".
     
  7. TheFormerLantusFiend

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    No insulin at all, or just no bolus?
     
  8. emm142

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    Sounds like her basal is too high and she isn't absorbing carbs properly. Or she is absorbing carbs properly and her basal is WAY too high.
     
  9. mariaweber

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    I think that it was a basal issue, but just yesterday. We didn't make any adjustments today and she's fine.

    I guess riding that line between a bit too low and perfect is very tricky.

    Yesterday was a strange day, but she seems fine today. It's at the end of her "cycle" i.e. period finished two days ago and no illness (yet).

    Thanks for the input.
     

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