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Re: [IP] more mom's anguish

Exercise can impact blood sugars 24 hours after.
This is why it is so difficult with young children.
Sharon H
Mom to Sean 6 dx 1/99
pumping Minimed 508 8/21/01
----- Original Message -----
From: Earl and Kay Guy <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Sunday, September 09, 2001 10:10 PM
Subject: [IP] more mom's anguish

> Jenny is 12 and has had a very strange weekend. I'm almost wondering if
she is
> honeymooning again. It's been 2 1/2 years since dx and she's been on the
> pump since December. Everything has gone very well until the last two
weeks. She
> has had several lows (45 or so) which I attributed to her overbolusing
> Then, on Friday, I arrived at the dance at 3:15 to sell refreshments to be
> that Jenny was in the nurse's office. She had been 220 at lunch, bolused 3
> correct, plus 6 for lunch. Then her class walked 3 blocks to a park and
back by
> the end of the day. She went to her locker,  made a bathroom stop and went
> the dance when she told a friend she felt low. She went to the nurse's
> of course the health tech was gone, and the attendance clerk was there.
> attendance clerk didn't have a clue what to do, but Jenny did. She checked
> had a snack and was already 120 when I got there. She went to the dance
and had
> a great time. I don't get it because walking a few blocks should not have
> her low.
> The next day she had a soccer game. She went into the game at 187 and
> disconnected for about 2 hours. She plays hard, but also goes up so I
> surprised when she was 240 after the game. She reconnected and only
bolused for
> lunch, not the missed insulin. By dinner she was 180 and I thought she was
> well. Then she went to a church dance. When she went to bed she was 227
and we
> gave her one unit to correct (usually it's 1 unit to drop 30, but the low
> Friday scared me) and I thought she would spend the night at 170 or 180
and we
> could live with that. Because she would be high, I didn't set the alarm
for the
> 2:30 check. Then, surprise, at 6:30 this morning she was 54 and had a
> She drank a Capri Sun, was 130 and got ready for church. By noon,  she was
> down to 47.  Granted, she is a very active, vibrant young lady  but...
> I don't get it. I guess her basals are too high, but they have been fine
for the
> last four months when I raised them slightly. It's so hard to get an
almost 13
> year old to fast for several hours so we can test basals.
> This is so frustrating. Could she be honeymooning? What could be causing
> insulin needs to drop? Could the exercise from the soccer game still
effect her
> 12 hours later? How in the world are we supposed to make somewhat accurate
> predictions with all these variables.
> Thanks for your feedback,  Kay
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