I am almost 30 and I was diagnosed with type 1 when I was 11. My daughter who is almost 8 was diagnosed about a month ago. I was devestated! She was dealing with it fine, giving her own injections and adjusting very well. She was taking about 4 shots a day, Lantus (7u) and on a sliding scale at meals for BG's and carb coverage. Her BG has been great! We were doing really good with this, it helped that I know so much about it and I have learned the carb counting thing for myself, we were going to do this together! Then one day I got a call from school, her BG was 44! I was shocked and it puzzled me being that we hadn't done anything different and I couldn't understand it. I just chalked it up. Then later that afternoon, it was low and she had no coverage with dinner, checked it after dinner…78! What was going on? I didn't let her take her shot of Lantus that night, I was afraid it would bottom out in the middle of the night, planned on giving it to her in the morning. She woke up…88. We've been checking BG before and after meals…127 is the highest it has been and that was after a meal with icecream! She hasn't had any insulin in 5 days and the 127 is the highest. On the first day that she didn't have anything I, of course called the doctor (still no call back) and I started researching this. I'm coming up with this "honeymoon" period…what the heck! I've never heard of it. I've been diabetic for about 19 years and I never did that or even heard of it! I'm just not sure what to do…should she still take some insulin even tho it can cause some dangerous lows? I have left message for the doctor and no call back, her appt is in 4 days, so I guess we'll wait till then. If anyone has any info on this please let me know something!
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