From Puerto Rico:
My son is 8 years old and was diagnosed with diabetes one year ago. For the last 3 or 4 months it has been very difficult to control his blood sugar. A slight amount of more or less insulin will put him in hypo or hyperglycemia. The diet is almost the same, he is aware of his disease and there is no cheating, also he is very active. Lately his doc put him on Lente in the afternoons to avoid midnight lows. Still he goes to bed with blood sugar of 150 after snack and awakes with 250. Can you give me some insight as what can be happening with his metabolism?
Since you say your child has had diabetes for one year, it is likely that he makes less insulin now, and therefore has more variable blood glucose readings. It can be very frustrating after seeing months of stable blood sugars. This would be a good time to meet with a pediatric diabetes educator to review and learn about the basics of diabetes care, and work with your diabetes care team to help minimize the ups and downs where possible.
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:08:56
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