My 8 year old son was diagnosed two months ago. And he is finally feeling noticibly good. The last week + he has been having several low blood sugar episodes. A couple at 2.7mmol/l (48 mg/dl) but most in the upper 3’s (64ish) so we halved his insulin this week 1:30. And it’s been okay as we have been able to watch him and give him sugar to bring him back up. And I’ve gone to school this week and hung around just to make sure everything went okay.
But the thing is, he doesn’t feel the lows. And this baffles me. He even will be jumping around when he’s in the 3’s. Today I didn’t go to school and wondered if he ate his granola bar before gym and recess, 45 minutes of activity. I got my answer when he came in from recess and his Dexcom reconnected with his iPod. 2.2 mmol/l (39.6). We live 15 minutes from the school and this number terrifies me. Do I drive in? Do I call? Which I did, and his teacher is amazing, but I feel like I’m invading her territory. Which I know is dumb, since all I want to do is make sure he stays alive!
His teacher treated him. But, he didn’t feel it. I’m sure he wasn’t as low as the Dexcom said today, but this last weekend he was lower ( in the 2’s) than the Dexcom according to the glucometer and said, I feel a little tired.
His nurse said his honeymoon phase is kicking in and it isn’t abnormal for kids to not feel the lows during this time. I can’t find any info online about that. Has anyone else experienced this?