Our 4-year-old daughter, who was diagnosed a year ago, is on Regular and NPH in the morning and Regular before dinner. We are doing 3 to 4 tests for sugar level a day. We would like to know if there are medical advantages of going on intensive treatment, which in her case would mean three jabs a day of Regular as she presently does not need the NPH at night. The logistics of giving one more jab at midday does not pose a problem for us.
Starting a tight control program is not a good idea for a 4 year old; there's too much danger of low sugar levels, and no proven benefit. And it could become psychologically frustrating for you at preschool later, if you parents need to come in to give the injections and to supervise these very complex programs.
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Original posting 28 Oct 96
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:08:52
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