From Louisiana, USA:
My son (6 1/2) was diagnosed two months ago, Type 1. We are having difficulty keeping his blood sugars in the range of 80-180. He seems very erratic. His diet is 1700 calories. He is currently on 6 NPH and 1 1/2 NPH. We used to give R but are not advised to do so right now. I think Humalog might help curb high levels (i.e., 268, 312, 256, 369, etc., pre-lunch and 244, 324, 357, 268, pre-supper). We take test 4 times daily -- those levels are sometimes within range. Never has ketones when over 240). Food given on time in right amount, tries to get exercise and stress (well, you know!). Is Humalog (Regular) usually given in combination with NPH as the usual regimen for control? We worry about increasing complications for later.
It sounds like you are doing a fine job following the instructions that have been given to you! If your son's pre lunch numbers are high, this usually indicates the need for a quick acting insulin to be given along with N before breakfast. Either R or lispro insulin [Humalog®] can be used. It may be the situation that the Humalog was taken away due to lows, but now needs to be back in his insulin program. You must consult your doctor before making insulin changes though!
Like others who answer questions along this line, I wonder, are you being followed by a Pediatric Diabetes Team? And how often are your son's blood glucose readings being seen by the doctor or diabetes nurse educator?
Original posting 8 Apr 1998
Posted to Daily Care
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:08:58
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.
This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2016. Comments and Feedback.