From Frostburg, Maryland, USA:
My two and a half year old daughter, diagnosed with type 1 diabetes three months ago, is only on 0.5 units of NPH twice a day, and last week she had another viral infection during which she did not want to eat -- so even this amount was too much for her body. We reduced her doses to 0.25 units, but this was still too much. For the last five days, she has not had any insulin even thought she has resumed her normal eating patterns. She has already gone through a honeymoon phase. Is my daughter in another honeymoon phase?
Very small children often require tiny doses of insulin. Having been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes only three months ago, your daughter will still be in her honeymoon period, but insulin requirements can still fluctuate according to eating and activity.
Original posting 14 Jan 2002
Posted to Honeymoon
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:28
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 Children With Diabetes, Inc, which is responsible for its contents.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2014. Comments and Feedback.