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My son is almost 4 year old and was diagnosed with T1D in October. He's wearing a Medtronic pump and Enlite sensor. I've noticed the past few nights that his sensor readings go from about 100 to somewhere around 150-180 between about 23:00 and 01:00, and then go back down to the 100's slowly on its own, staying flat at that level from about 04:00 for the rest of the night. Would you suggest adjusting the basal to flatten that (keep it in the 100's throughout the night) , or given that it goes down anyway just leave it like that?
March 24, 2017 -
I'm researching insulin pumps right now. Dawson will be able to get one in August. My husband & I are having such a hard time deciding which one to go with. He wants tubeless, but I'm not convinced with the reviews I've read on the Omnipod. He plays a lot of sports. Any suggestions?
February 5, 2016 -
My 15 year old daughter has become severely insulin resistant over the past two weeks. This happened once before about two years ago. Though she's a type 1, the doctor prescribed Metformin to help remedy the resistance. It worked wonderfully until this last bout. My daughter has no infection, but her insulin requirement has literally doubled. Even then, she's running in the threes. And yes, we've considered bad insulin, examined her pump and changed infusion sites. We are fighting keytones and we keep going up on the insulin. Is there a such thing as too much insulin? Or do we keep slowly raising the basal rate until she is normalized? It's very scary to see the basal rate doubling over such a short period.
October 24, 2015 -