Hello! My son Preston is 4 1/2 years old and was diagnosed at age 2 with type 1 diabetes. He is on an insulin pump, and we (finally) just got the dexcom system. I have a really scary situation that is happening more frequently and our endocrinologist has no answers. The latest scenario is that Prestons BG dropped in the middle of the night to 67. I gave him a juice, 15 minutes later it had dropped to 55. Mind you he had no insulin on board. 15 minutes later, his BG dropped to 45. I gave him another juice, now beginning to panic, I manually checked his sugar and it said it was 60, so I calibrated the dexcom and it raised to 50. 15 minutes later his BG went to 60. I decided to give him 5 gummy fruit snacks for some substance and hopefully longevity, and it took another 45 minutes to increase to normal range, and he didn't spike in the hours hat followed. This is not the only time this has happened, and it's absolutely terrifying that the one thing we can rely on in a dangerous situation doesn't seem to be as effective. I am really trying to figure out why this is happening and if other people have experienced his and found answers. Thank you for your help!
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