From Ohio, USA:
I am very concerned about my son. He is 12 years old and has had Type 1 for one year now. For the past week his blood glucose levels have been very high (300-400) and he has been spilling ketones (usually moderate). He takes his insulin and has been eating right. His doctor suggested increasing his A.M.and P.M. NPH, which we did, but he is still the same; nothing seems to work. The ketones go away after we treat them with Gatorade or Pedialyte, but just come back again.
He has poison ivy and just had a shot of cortisone right before all this started. Could either the poison ivy or shot be the cause of his high blood sugar?
Original posting 29 Jul 1999
Posted to Hyperglycemia and DKA
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:06
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