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Double ear infection and 400s. Temp basal?

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by cm4kelly, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. cm4kelly

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    Took my 5 year old son to doctor today with ear pain - and he has a double ear infection. One side even burst and was leaking out of his ear! YUCK! No temperature, but blood sugars seem to be in 400s. I have changed site, given more insulin - sugars still stay elevated.

    Think about going to a temp basal for a while. On antibiotics and steroid ear drops.

    Would you temp basal?
     
  2. caspi

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    I would absolutely do a temp basal. If that doesn't help bring the #'s down, you might want to do a correction via syringe, but with such a little one I'd make that a last resort.

    Poor little guy -- I hope he's feeling better soon!!! :cwds:
     
  3. Williamsville mommy

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    My three year old had an ear infection last week. Antibiotics did a number on her bsg. I ran a temp basal and it seemed to get a handle on the high as it started rising
     
  4. LJM

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    We have been battling an illness this week and the only thing that has helped with numbers has been a plus 40 or plus 50 basal and a lot of corrections (about every 3 hours). Giving carbs and covering them and adding about 20 percent to bolus too (per endo).
     
  5. McKenna'smom

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    When my DD has had a fever, I have had to do as high as a 200% temp basal to keep her in range.
     
  6. hawkeyegirl

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    Yep. That's the sort of situation that temp basals were made for! :)
     

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