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RE: [IPk] IMPACT OF ASTHMA INHALER ON BG LEVELS



Hi John


 When Sasha has Ventolin it make her bg rise, it seems to be a sharp rise, then
tapers off, it doesn't
 seem to cause a rise that carries on increasing. However Beckie my non D twin
has more severe asthma
 than Sasha so I don't know what it does to a non D person. It doesn't cause as
big a rise as the steroid
 inhalers seem to. Of course the BG may also rise a bit due to illness, Sasha
and Beckie only seem to
 get asthma attacks when they already have a cold. I haven't been able to find a
great deal either about
 this. I have searched the net several times. I try to avoid giving Sasha
inhalers as much as possible,
 but then her asthma is now very mild compared to Beckie's. The inhalers saved
Beckie's life on more than
 one occasion. She "goes down" very, very quickly when she gets and attack,
usually taking medical staff
 by surprise, but fortunately she hasn't had a bad attack for some years.
(fingers crossed!) So even
 though the inhalers aren't ideal, one has to compromise between immediate
safety of a child and possible
 other problems. So please don't be worried about having to give the inhaler if
necessary. Asthma
attacks can be very scary in young children as I am sure you know.

 Have you recently talked about this to your diabetes consultant, or your
child's asthma specialist? What
have they said to you about your worries?


Jackie



> -----Original Message-----
> From: email @ redacted [mailto:email @ redacted]On
> Behalf Of John Neal
> Sent: 14 May 2003 11:46
> To: email @ redacted
> Subject: [IPk] IMPACT OF ASTHMA INHALER ON BG LEVELS


 Some interesting comments re stress, exercise and the effect of raising bg's.

 > How about this one:DOES ANYONE KNOW WHAT THE EFFECT OF A SALBUTOMOL
(ventolin)
 > INHALER WOULD BE ON THE BG'S? IS ANYONE AWARE IF THIS ASTHMA INHALER CAUSES
AN
> ADRENALIN RELEASE?I AM TRYING TO DISCOVER THE EFFECT THIS INHALER HAS ON MY
> VERY YOUNG SON, DESPITE A LOT OF 'DIGGING' I HAVE NOT COME UP WITH AN ANSWER.
>  ANYONE HAVE ANY INFO. PLEASE??????????
>
> JOHN
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