And by it, I'm talking about the correct dosing for the Amoxicillin Elise is currently taking for her strep throat.
I knew it was the antibiotic making her run high, and not the infection, because she was constantly running high (in the almost 400 range) about 2 hours after getting her dose (breakfast and dinner). We usually see numbers in the mid-100s or lower at these times. Her numbers at other times during the day were fine.
The incredible Meri suggested adding a correction dosage to the shots Elise was getting at breakfast and dinner to see if that would help. Elise gets 1 unit of diluted Humalog for 301-400, and 2 units for 400+. I decided to start with 2 units, which didn't make much of a difference, so I got bold and upped it to 4 units. We're now seeing numbers in the high 100s. Not perfect, but I'm reluctant to up the dosage any more than I already have.
THIS is why I love my D-community!
Disclaimer: This correction dosage for Amoxicillin, of course, pertains to Elise only. Every child is different, and will respond differently to medications and/or insulin. Please follow your doctors advice, and use caution when giving your child a buttload of insulin.
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