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Re: [IP] Afternoon highs with stress



I'm only one but maybe if you get a series of answers that will help.
Mine generally go up a bit when I'm sick and then beyond that it is pretty
uneven.  However, I think it was much less even when I was a kid -- I remember
swinging wildly.

John Bowen and Nancy Morgan wrote:

> We've had the diabetes week from hell, and I'm still trying to figure out
> what I'm learning.  Jenna (9 years old) developed a cold a week ago, one day
> before we left for Florida, which involved lots of walking while touring
> theme parks, then a gymnastics competition which had her nervous.  Anyways,
> her sugars have been crazy from all this.  The weird part is, that her
> sugars are reasonable at night and the am until noon on her old basal rates,
> then at noon, they shoot up (into the 300's and occasionally 400's), and
> stay high until about supper time.  Right now, I've got her afternoon basals
> turned up to double the morning basals (0.3 units till noon, then 0.6 from
> noon till 6 pm).  Then this am, she woke up with large ketones and vomiting,
> after having good sugars most of the day yesterday, and had to get IV
> fluids.  So, my question is, when your sugars go up from illness or stress,
> do they do it rather evenly, all day, or is it worse at some times of day
> than others? I'm getting exhausted from checking her every 2 hours, her
> fingers look like mincemeat, and she's still hacking her head off.
>
> Nancy Morgan, Jenna's mom, dx'ed 2/98, pumping since 9/98
>
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