-A stomach bug MAY make your child's insulin needs decrease rapidly. Of course, Your Diabetes May Vary, but almost a month after Elise was sick, we are STILL trying to figure out her insulin needs. At one point, we cut her Humalog dose in HALF for the same amount of carbs, and we were still fighting semi-lows. I think it's starting to go back up, but now it's her long-acting insulin (NPH) that needs to be decreased.
-Making a care manual for your toddler might make you a tad bit insane. I started writing one so that my Mom would have a reference guide when she came to help out with Elise when the baby is born. It grew into a 12 page monster that seemed to have no end in sight. It runs the gamut from How to Check a BG to How to Dilute Insulin... with administering glucagon and info about carb factors stuffed in between. Granted, my Mom knows how to check Elise's BG, and hopefully will not have to dilute any insulin, but I wanted to be prepared for any scenario. The good news is that it is DONE! Writing that thing was almost like giving birth... painful, lots of screaming and at one point I was in dire need of pain killers.
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