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RE: [IPp] symptoms of a fast drop



Octavia,
My daughter is now seven and wasn't diagnosed until 6, but we see a lot
of behavioral changes with sudden drops.  She gets crabby, irritable,
confused, hard to reason with.  We see lots of behavior with blood
sugars.  That was a large reason why we wanted the insulin pump, to
minimize some of that and I have seen an improvement as far as
frequency.  Our doctors keep saying that they don't see a behavioral
component, but I sure do!  
Christy, mom to Kiley, age 7, dx 8/2003

-----Original Message-----
From: email @ redacted
[mailto:email @ redacted] On Behalf Of Welch,
Keirsten
Sent: Monday, February 14, 2005 11:23 AM
To: 'email @ redacted'
Subject: RE: [IPp] symptoms of a fast drop

This is a tough one to answer since everyone is different.  My daughter
was
22 months when diagnosed.  My biggest scare early on was the 500 BG
level
that dropped to 35 in about an hour without a large amount of exercise
or
activity.  Sudden mood changes are the biggest indicator
and then following up with a BG test.  My daughter now at 6 with
complain of
a "tummy ache" with 
rapid changes.  Hope this helps!

Thank You,

Keirsten Welch RD, LD, CPT
Insulin Pump Specialist
Certified Pump Trainer
-----Original Message-----
From: Octavia Kincaid [mailto:email @ redacted]
This is a weird question... 

So, I'm wondering how kids feel when their numbers
drop fast.  For example, we go to a toddler music
class at our church and she likes to run around and
bang on the "instruments", but after about 15 minutes
of this, she starts to get more and more
crabby/clingy.  Today, before class, she was 198
(barely in target range) and 25 minutes into class she
was 100 - so she dropped 100 points in about 20
minutes, mostly due to the activity level I suppose. 
Should I assume that the crabbiness is at all related
to this kind of drop or is this all
personality/behavior that is not related to diabetes?

Any ideas or suggestions are appreciated.
Thanks - Octavia, mom to Ailsa, 19 months, pumping
since 9/04

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