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Sick teenager

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by Corinne Masur, Jun 4, 2012.

  1. Corinne Masur

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    My 14 year old has a fever of 101. He was over 300 after dinner and I gave him the bolus suggested by the bolus wizard on his pump. Two hours later (while asleep) he was 328. Again I gave him the bolus suggested by his pump. Any other ideas to bring him down???
     
  2. caspi

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    I would check for ketones and would also do an increased temp basal. Test, test, test during the night. I hope he's feeling better soon! :cwds:
     
  3. Mommy For Life

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    He might need more insulin than what your pump is suggesting. I have noticed the higher the bg the more insulin needed to bring down my dd's #. I usually adjust the ISF when she is over 300. Have you checked for ketones? If you can use a blood ketone meter. I hope your son feels better soon! :cwds:
     
  4. hawkeyegirl

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    Yep. Increase the correction and an increased temp basal. And lots of testing. Sorry he's sick! :(
     
  5. roo'smom

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    When she's stuck like that I usually give 50% more than the pump recommends. Sometimes we'll also have to run a temp basal along with that. And lots and lots of testing. Hope he's feeling better and within range soon...
     
  6. hawkeyegirl

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    How is he doing today?
     
  7. StillMamamia

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    Yes, this. I would be more aggressive with the temp basal. It really helps, along with spaced corrections, to bring down stubborn highs.
     
  8. momandwifeoftype1s

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    What everyone else said. Be sure to hydrate with extra water or other sugar-free liquids too.
     
  9. MamaLibby

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    Echo all of this. Test for ketones, hydrate, temp basal. I know my DD becomes very insulin resistant when she runs a fever. Hope he's feeling better today!
     

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