Re: [IPp] Growth and Insulin Requirements...
It's funny, I was going to post the same question. We've had a hard
time keeping our daughter below 200 lately. I thought the reason was
delivery problems since we discovered a couple of cracks on her pump.
But, we are on the new pump and I keep having to increase basals and
On 6/24/06, Lisa Hepner <email @ redacted> wrote:
> Gavin has periods like that where we have to work to get him below 200. We
> will do some tweaking of his basals and gradually keep inching up his
> insulin. Then two weeks later, he will start bottoming out and we have to
> move his basals down again. It never fails he has grown a few inches or a
> shoe size after these times.
> I have heard several people say that when their children react this way
> during a growth spurt. I have also heard that when the growth hormone is
> released that it can cause blood sugars to elevate.
> On 6/24/06, Mark & Kristen Bridgeman <email @ redacted> wrote:
> > OK,
> > I feel like I am going crazy. We got back from camp and had several
> > adjustment days...and then some perfectly controlled days....I was feeling
> > cocky....
> > Just when I thought our pump was set perfectly, we left the normal range
> > and
> > have not returned. 200s- 300s for four days. I am slowly inching up the
> > ratios and basals. Is this what happens? Do increased insulin needs
> > happen
> > all at once like that ? I love to hear what you think. I feel like I am
> > chasing my tail!
> > Kristen
> > --
> > Kristen - mom of Katie (14), Joe (12) and Will (10, dxd 3/05, pumping
> > Cosmo
> > since 1/06!!)
> > .
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