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Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by shirley83006, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. shirley83006

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    took her to her endo yesterday, they had a cancellation. yeah! so even though her numbers were lately crazy for some time. Her A1C was pretty good surprisingly. But he said since she is taking alot of lantus, for a 12/13 years old should not be at 50 or over. so he recommended her to drop alittle weight and exercise. But he highly recommended the one touch ping pump. We just dont know what to do. Pens sound great, if she chooses the pump, taking the lantus by pen sounds great. Sick of seeing those syringes!
     
  2. hawkeyegirl

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    If she pumps, she won't need pens, except as backup. The pump provides both basal and bolus insulin.
     
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    She's on over 50 units of Lantus? Have you ruled out that she could be going low and rebounding to cause crazy numbers? I'm not fast to leap to rebounds, but over 50U is a LOT, unless she's very overweight or insulin resistant for another reason. Missed lows would also explain why the a1C was lower than expected. Just a thought.

    But yeah, like Karla said, she won't need pens on a regular basis if she goes on the pump.
     
  4. shirley83006

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    thanks for the info. I did not know that it also provides both. That is good to know
     
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    she is alittle overweight. He wishes her to drop about 10 pounds. She is almost 13 and weighs 143. He said that having the pump will help a great deal. and that if she just drop some weight the need of the lantus will drop. He told me she could take meds to help with the insulin resistance, or drop the weight. I am not fond of medication. But she needs to loose alittle weight so that would be good for her.
     
  6. emm142

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    So are you totally sure she's not rebounding? Seems like a LOT of insulin for her weight.
     
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    yes, the doctor said she must have built some insulin resisstence. He said her neck was alittle brownish in color and said that is a sign of that. He said we could put her on some medicine to help with that, something they give type 2 diabetics, but no not crazy for it. no meds, unless neccessary. So it would be good for her to change her eating habits, and get more excercise. and do it with out the meds. and do it naturally. Thank you all for you input
     
  8. Mom2Will

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    http://www.childrenwithdiabetes.com/clinic/care.htm

    The above has articles at the very bottom about using Metformin in puberty. Very interesting. Maybe it will help you to see where the endo is coming from with regard to another medication and make an informed decision.
     

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