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[IP] Want to find a new endocrinologist for 8 yr old - Matthew
Matthew is 8 years old and was diagnosed in
March 1997 with type I.
His current doctor is using REG and NPH insulin.
He has been experiencing a lot of high BG readings in the first AM test
(sometimes over 250 BG), at times with small to moderate ketones (we have tested
him during the night and have found him hitting with a BG of 45-60 and then by
morning he rebounded to the high 200 to 350 range. He also has been having
high readings at other times during the day. He has also been having low
BG (30) during the day as a result of the high from the prior
Since he was diagnosed, he has been unstable
with his BG reading. This past summer he has worse and we have been
testing 6+ times during the day, and then over two readings each
night. We have kept in contact with his Endo, that has not been too
helpful with what to do.
Our current doctor is not for the pump until he is at least
13. Would you know of any doctor that might be supportive of the pump or
have some alternates that we can do.
We do keep a log of his readings and test him during the night
to "catch" the lows that he sometimes has around 1 AM. His diet
is good and we count CARBS to help maintain his food intake to balance the
insulin that is getting three times a day (prior to breakfast, prior to dinner
and prior to bed time).
Any help would be appreciated in finding a doctor or team in
the New Jersey area.
We live in Marlton, NJ 08053
This is about 12 miles from Philadelphia, PA
Jim & Carol Woolf