Whoa, this strep is driving me CRAZY! It has been sending Elise's numbers all over the map. Last night (at 9:00), she was almost 400. She'd had her first dose of the antibiotics at dinner earlier. She then came all the way down to 128 at 2:30 am (no correction other than her usual bedtime insulin).
I decided to wait and check her in an hour, but after 30 minutes had gone by, she was moaning and crying in her sleep; a sure sign she's going down fast. So I gave her some banana, and re-checked at 5:00 am. Now she's at 97. I gave her 5g more and she was 233 at wake up, I guess she didn't need that last 5g after all.
Then today, after breakfast and antibiotics, she was 437. Wow! I decided against giving her a snack (she wasn't hungry anyway), and she came down to 138 by lunch.
So it looks like the antibiotics are sky-rocketing her BG. She's on Amoxicillin, and I'm pretty sure it's the stuff with flavouring. Elise's pedi offered to phone it into a special compounding pharmacy, so we could get sugar-free, but I know from experience we don't have one close to us. So for convenience's sake (I wouldn't have been able to pick it up until the next day because Fred is out of town, and had I to deal with nap/dinner/bedtime schedules), I chose not to go that route. Next time, I definitely will.
So what is your experience with antibiotics? Does it cause your kiddo's BG to go high? How do you combat it? How many carbs do you figure is in 5 mL (1 tsp) of flavoured Amoxicillin anyway?
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