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Re: [IPp] untethering



What is "untethering"?

Brigid Gifford, mom to Phoebe (10, dx9/11/03, pumping since 6/19/06),
Sydney(12), and Charlie(8)
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jamie Anderson" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Friday, July 07, 2006 10:50 AM
Subject: 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)
>
>
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email @ redacted
> [mailto:email @ redacted]On Behalf Of
> email @ redacted
> Sent: Friday, July 07, 2006 10:44 AM
> To: email @ redacted
> Subject: Re: [IPp] PUBERTY - HELP???
>
> Debbie,
> 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
>
> Stacey
>
>
> 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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