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IC Ratios for 4/5 year old???

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by Lori_Gaines, Dec 29, 2014.

  1. Lori_Gaines

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    I am finding the past few days I have been having to give a correction three hours after eating, and it's been stubborn! As we all know, we usually never know why things change (all the TIME!), but I am wondering if it is time to adjust her IC ratios. Again. Those of you with 4-5 year olds, what IC ratios do you use? Oh, she weighs 38 lbs, in case that matters. :)

    I wanted to add that I do not suspect a basal issue because after she spikes, she holds very steady until the next meal time.
     
  2. Joseph

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    How fatty is the food? Fat slows down the absorption of carbohydrates and when the insulin has stopped working the glucose levels spike.
    Maybe?
     
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    my 4 y/o who is bigger than yours - about 42 lbs. Her ic ratios are all around the 20ish mark. 20-22 in fact I believe. What are hers at?
     
  4. Lori_Gaines

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    Not a fatty food spike as it is happening no matter the food type.

    KHS- Looks like we match pretty well. Hers are 18:1 for breakfast and 20:1 for lunch and dinner. I sure was hoping to see different lol so I could be like "Aha, that's it! Everyone else has tighter ratios!" Ugh!
     
  5. missmakaliasmomma

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    Very similar to the above. My daughters 6 and about 43 lbs. we do go down to 1:15 for school lunch bc we can't seem to get the school lunch spike under control
     
  6. Lori_Gaines

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    Very helpful. I might try tightening her breakfast ratio even more and see what happens.
     
  7. cdninct

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    Very similar here, too. K's been at 1:20 for breakfast, 1:22 for lunch, and 1:20 for dinner (or something very similar) for a couple of years. He's about 45 lbs now, but I'm sure that he was at roughly the same numbers at 38 lbs.
     
  8. mmgirls

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    my youngest who is 6.5 year but DX this year and 40lbs is at 1:16 for breakfast, and looking back at my oldest she was ar 1:15 by 4years old, dx at 13 months.
     

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