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[IPp] Re: Just need to vent, somthing really sad happened

In a message dated 8/11/2003 6:05:55 PM Pacific Daylight Time, 
email @ redacted writes:

> check his B/S an hour 
> and a half after his correct, he had dropped 100 points, but he was still to 
> high to eat. About 10 minutes later he walks up to me, and asked "mommy can 
> I 
> have some of that?" He points to all the food on the table. I replied "No 
> baby 
> you can't because." But before I could even finish what I was going to say 
> to 
> him, his face intently changed to very sad, 

       I would let my child eat in this situation.  I know its not the best 
 thing for diabetes control, but psychological issues are extremely important as
well.  Your son is still so young and he has a pump to improve things for the 
future.  When my Claire was that age, on injections, she ate when she was sky 
high all the time, because we had no other option.  She went to extremely 
high levels by dinner time every day and the doctors wouldn't help improve 
 things. Sure I tried to have her wait a bit of time to get that injection
but it wasn't always possible.  If Justin is at a party you can bolus for the 
food immediately--he shouldn't go any higher than he already is, and his bgs 
will continue to drop with the correction.  (do you still have insulin working 
from a correction after 90 minutes? we don't).
       You were both feeling so sad from this experience.  I bet your doctor 
wouldn't tell you to withhold food in those circumstances.  It breaks my 
 heart, too. Diabetes is for the rest of his life, but diabetes is easier to
with and treat, than serious mental health issues.  

Barbara, Mum of Claire 9
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