Re: [IP] Help Solve this Urgent Mystery!! Please help!
>Does anyone know is there is a way that a 12 year old type 1 could possibly
>deliver insulin from an Animas pump without the dose being recorded in the
>daily Total Insulin record under History?
If you call Animas, ask if there is a way that water could conceivably
cause a malfunction in the pump? I don't know if he got it wet, but i
remember when i got a letter from disetronic saying that users were
experiencing issues with lows after their pump got wet. And it was a pump
marketed as "waterproof"
>My son is going low at school nearly every afternoon and even 70-100 grams
>of fast acting carbohydrates are not bringing him up appreciably. He is
>also getting no bolus to cover his lunch, which is 50-60 carbs (it used to
>be less carbs but we are trying to avoid these afternoon lows). He has
>Physical Education after lunch and he generally is getting a 20 carb snack
>before PE. To avoid the afternoon (1-3 PM) lows we have even had to turn
>off the basals from 9AM to 2 PM! He is getting no lunch dose and the pump
>is not delivering insulin from 9AM to 2 PM and he still goes low. Ruling
>out a problem with the pump, our endo wonders if our son is somehow dosing
>himself insulin during the day. The 100 grams of carbs that he needs to
>get to a normal number used to raise his blood sugar level 700 points (1
>gram of carbohydates used to raise him 7 blood glucose points).
I presume this is only between 9am and 2pm that his needs have changed? Do
you have insertion sets that can be disconnected easily? Have you tried
disconnecting him from 11-2 and having him test at lunch, 2 and 4 to see
where he is? This test would determine whether the pump was at fault or
his body was. I can see it being an unwise test. But for one day, it
might be worth it. As i mentioned above, Disetronic never figured out what
was happening. Just that each user had got their pump wet and suddenly
they were getting insulin they didn't ask for.
>Also, are there any hormones that actually increase the efficiency of
>insulin and could explain not needing insulin for 5 hours?
I'm not aware of them. I once thought i had this problem, but what i
really had was expired test strips. I did not have actual lows. My
situation was nothing like his is.
Good luck. I will keep you in mind and send sunshine and good vibes to you
and your son. Please do let us know if you figure it all out.
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