My soon to be three year old son just started on the Animas Ping this past Wednesday and it is not going well. We were trained by a clinical person from our Pediatric Endo (Non Animas Employee) and I believe she did a good job. After leaving our training we felt comfortable with operating the pump for our son. She did not really know many of the features on the remote because she does not work for Animus; however, it is easy to operate and my wife and I have figured out how to look up graphs and all kinds of cool extra stuff. I realize that it takes time to get used to everything when you start pumping but I am very concerned about his health. So far, in four days we are experiencing extreme highs and lows. Here is what is happening… He gets his bolus for the amount of carbs any time he eats a meal or snack and we end up testing him two hours later and he will be in the 300’s, one time even got over 400. We see this high reading so we bolus him (EZ BG) to correct him and he goes super low in a very short period of time. Earlier today he went from 360 to 32 in an hour. Since he is just one month shy of turning three years old he cannot tell us when he is dropping so we are checking him all the time. We have had two conversations with the lady that trained us about the ratios and I am sure that she will make a change on Monday but I am wondering if he is experiencing some kind of issue with absorbing the insulin and it is just kicking in late. Tonight he was 98 before bed so he had a small snack and we checked him in the middle of the night while he was sleeping and he was 310. We are terrified to correct this because we are afraid he will drop so fast. We never had problems with his control on injections and this is really stressing us out. On top of all this, while he was playing this afternoon he scratched the screen on his brand new pump so badly that it is barely readable. If anyone out there has any advice I would greatly appreciate it.
Thanks for your help,