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RE: [IPp] PUBERTY - HELP???



 This sounds so much like my life right now. I have a 13 year old also and just
told my husband that one day my our son can be high so I make adjustments and
then he goes the other way the very next day. How frustrating!! I am sorry I
cannot offer suggestions, but it is nice to have the reminder for me that
puberty can throw everything and that others struggle also. Hang in there!!!


 Jamie Anderson-mom to Zachary(13 Dx 7/05 and pumping since 8/05), Cleo(10 Dx
3/04 and pumping since 11/04), Jamison(7), and Addalyn(1)

-----Original Message-----
From: email @ redacted
[mailto:email @ redacted]On Behalf Of Melvin &
Debbie Crawford
Sent: Friday, July 07, 2006 10:25 AM
To: email @ redacted
Subject: [IPp] PUBERTY - HELP???

Hi everyone,

I really need help.

My son is 13 and is definitely in puberty.  But I am trying to understand the
inconsistency of his numbers as of late.  Some days his numbers are great,
others no pattern at all.  The other night I checked him at 2 am and his bg
was 99.  That morning he awoke at 86.  Great!!  Last night, BG at 146 awoke at
220.  No difference at all in anything we are doing from one day to the next.
Site is fine, pump is working.  I have noticed this over and over again.  Just
about the time I am wanting to adjust his middle of the night basals, he has a
"normal" reading.  Which makes me fearful that he'll go low if I adjust.  I
know these are some of the woes of diabetes, but I feel I am constantly second
guessing myself here.
Also, would like to know what some of the rest of the early teens are doing as
far as insulin to carb ratios and bolus patterns.  Kendall's insulin to carb
ratios are:

b'fast  - 1u for 7 gr.
lunch - 1 u for 9 gr.
dinner - 1 u for 10 gr.

Some days these numbers work great, other days not.

basal pattern - 12 am 1.3; 6 am .9; 12 pm .8; 3pm .65; 9 pm 1.0


Debbie Crawford
Elberton, GA
Mom to Kristin, 19; Kelsey, 16 and Kendall, 13 (dx'd 11/99; pumping Cozmo
4/03)
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