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RE: [IPp] untethering

Hi Stacy,
Why did you choose to do untethering???  Can you remind me how that works??
 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)

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Subject: Re: [IPp] PUBERTY - HELP???

Just try to remember my mantra..
." The only consistent thing about diabetes is the  inconsistency"...   
Jesse at 14 is all over the place due to hormones too...He grew 6 inches in  
the last year, is now 6 ft tall, and his endo says he isnt finished yet...
 His I:C ratios are :
Breakfast 1:8
lunch, dinner etc.. 1:10
active bolus 1:14
Basals before he started untethering last week were:
12am    1.1
5am      1.35   ( gotta love that dawn  phenomenom...
9am      1.1
8pm      1.35    
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 
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.  
about the time I am wanting to adjust his  middle of the night basals, he has 
"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 
guessing myself  here.
Also, would like to know what some of the rest of the early teens are  doing 
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
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