From West Fork, Arkansas, USA:
My eleven year old son's blood sugar levels have jumped to 200-400 mg/dl [11.1-22.2mmol/L] in the last couple of months, even though his diet has not changed (if any change at all, it diet has decreased). He is now taking mixed insulin twice a day and using a sliding scale of Regular insulin. Does puberty change his blood sugar levels to that effect? What should I be checking into to lower his blood sugar?
Yes, puberty can have this effect. You should discuss specific insulin requirements with your son's diabetes team.
Original posting 22 Jul 2002
Posted to Puberty
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:36
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