By Mrs.Eide Latest Reply 2011-07-06 11:41:20 -0500
Started 2011-07-01 14:42:41 -0500

Hi. I'm new here. I do not have diabetes, but my 11 year old sister does. She was diagnosed with type 1 in November. So, it's still fairly new to us. Funny thing is, I think im still taking it harder than she is! So, if I'm on here asking TONS of questions…please be patient with me!

My question for now is, her blood sugar has been high in the morning (228 this morning) and then in the middle of afternoon it drops down as low as 46. It's been going on for about a month. She hasn't changed anything about her diet or physical activity. She's going through puberty right now…could her puberty hormones be the thing causing this? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!


3 replies

Kinn D.
Kinn D. 2011-07-06 11:41:20 -0500 Report

It is most likley her hormones. I'm 16. I was diagnosed at 6 and my doctor gave us warnings that those kinds of things would happen. Once things start settling down in her body it will get easier. My insulin intake mulitiplied by four when I hit puberty. I take two different kinds of insulin and a lot of them, but it works. Is she on anything like Lantis?

jayabee52 2011-07-02 03:08:51 -0500 Report

It probably is the hormones raising cain with her Blood Glucose numbers. BG numbers can be affected by our moods. Hormones are chemical messengers so it is quite likely that they affect BG numbers too. Has her PCP and/or her Endo (if she has one) been made aware of these wild swings in BG numbers? If not, they should be so that they may devise a care plan to counteract or diminish such swings!