From Syracuse, New York, USA:
My 12-year-old daughter was diagnosed with type 1 on in early December 2007 and started on 17 units of Lantus and one unit of NovoLog for each 10 grams of carbohydrates. Since we have been home, we have had to decrease her insulin. She is now on 11 units of Lantus and one unit of NovoLog for each 25 grams of carbohydrates and still running low right before a meal. Is this normal? What other corrections can be made to prevent the low numbers that happen four hours after a meal?
I cannot answer such questions without a huge amount more information. But, you should call your diabetes team and let them help you with either food and/or insulin adjustments. It is quite common for a honeymoon phase to occur and for the damaged beta cells to work a bit - for a few weeks or a few months. This does not always happen, happens less with very young children and more with pre-teen and teenagers as well as young adults. It is more likely to happen if there is strict control of food and carbohydrates. There is some research that this produces a prolonged effect with fewer long term complications and better long term control if the beta cells can be induced to work for a longer period of time. If the hypoglycemia continues, then you keep adjusting the insulin downward and/or the food upwards accordingly.
|Return to the Top of This Page|
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:10:16
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.
This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2018. Comments and Feedback.