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Re: [IPp] Trust Your PARENTAL GUT!



How do you correct over 125?  We are now giving 1 unit for every 50 points
over 180.  We would like to fine tune it.
I heard that we could then give .1 unit for every 5 points over a certain
range then.
So if 125 was ours too, then if it was 130
you would give .2 units.  Is that how you do it?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Connie Miller" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Monday, April 29, 2002 12:05 AM
Subject: RE: [IPp] Trust Your PARENTAL GUT!


> I think it's worth a try! And be sure to spot check his bGs through the
> night, the numbers can fluctuate in both directions too rapidly.. also,
you
> didn't mention how old your son is. But growth hormones, due to puberty,
are
> most active at night and will RISE numbers. Even a bad dream, or a good
> dream about a girlfriend ;) will raise the bGs, or even stressing over a
> test or school presentation the next day...
>
> We check Ariana (age 12) at night still, not to catch the lows so much, we
> rarely do now with pumping, but we check for HIGHS and correct anything
over
> 125... we love the pump! :)
>
> Connie Miller
> Photography benefiting the Children With DIABETES Foundation.
> Have you seen us yet!?! http://www.fundsfordiabetes.org
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email @ redacted
> [mailto:email @ redacted]On Behalf Of Carol Mulligan
> Sent: Monday, April 29, 2002 12:01 AM
> To: email @ redacted
> Subject: Re: [IPp] Trust Your PARENTAL GUT!
>
> Connie,
> I'm fairly new at this. My son's only been diabetic for 1 yr.  During this
> time he's been all over the map.  Highs and lows, but mostly high.  Your
> story interests me because my son wakes up high quite a bit.  I, too,
think
> he's going low and then rebounding.  I think this is what's causing him to
> wet the bed, but have not "caught" him going low.  I'm hoping with the
pump
> (hoping to get one soon) that we'll be better able to adjust his insulin
so
> as to stop this.  What do you think?
>
> Carol
>
> Anyone else have any thoughts or insight?
>
> email @ redacted
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Connie Miller" <email @ redacted>
> To: <email @ redacted>
> Sent: Sunday, April 28, 2002 8:56 PM
> Subject: RE: [IPp] Trust Your PARENTAL GUT!
>
>
> > Dear Pat and Allison,
> >
> > Ariana is fine. I just put that out to the list after reading some of
the
> > posts about following the doctor's direction and still being frustrated
> with
> > the results.
> >
> > Here is my story,,,,
> > Before we started pumping, Ariana was waking up HIGH each morning. My
OLD
> > ENDO, insisted I increase her nighttime NPH, I did so, 3 times over a 3
> week
> > period, only to find her coming up still high in the mornings. I thought
> she
> > might be rebounding; they disagreed and wanted me to increase even more!
I
> > wanted to check at different hours of the night, they said NO, not
> necessary
> > because you check at 2pm when the NPH peaks,,,
> >
> > OK, so we were only 2 years into diabetes, Doctor knows best.  RIGHT????
> >
> > WRONG!!
> >
> > I couldn't bring myself to follow DR directions, and increase for the
4th
> > time, so instead, I trusted my GUT. I checked at different times of the
> > night, for 3 nights in a row, and found she was going low EACH of the 3
> > nights! And here I was giving her more insulin!
> >
> > I figured her low was a result from the dinner H kicking in which I
> > decreased and took her NPH way down to get us back on track. Anyway, I
> > really believe that at some point, when an involved parent really learns
> to
> > understand diabetes and how their own child's body works, that is when
you
> > can step back and respectfully question the doctors advice. And - if
your
> > gut tells you the opposite - TRUST it, and try it out, with caution of
> > course... the most difficult thing to come to grips for me was that
> diabetes
> > affect each body differently, what works for one TEXT BOOK patent may or
> may
> > not work for my kids... it was my job to learn how my daughters body
works
> > and changes with the diabetes.. it's not easy and it always changes!
> >
> > SO, TRUST YOUR GUT! :)
> >
> > Connie Miller
> > Photography benefiting the Children With DIABETES Foundation.
> > If  9 out of 10 people that read this say NO, we still raise $300,000
this
> > year for CWDF.
> > If  9 out of 10 people that read this say YES, we raise 3 MILLION this
> year
> > to fund a porcine islet cell transplantation trial.
> > Are you with us? http://www.fundsfordiabetes.org
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