I've never done this before


#1

I have never done a blog...

I guess today has been one of sugars being high for no particular reason. David was ok when he got up but was over 20 at lunch. The diabetic nurse is annoyed with me because I test David so much. I suppose I can't stack his insulin, so why do I need to know what his sugars are in between meals. ...And who knows what he eats behind my back. He just came in with an apple...which I didn't give to him.

It is frustrating not to be able to give a 1/4 unit. David has to get so high so that the insulin doesn't bring him crashing down. Obviously if he is stealing food, i don't need to worry about that, just a lock for the fridge!

This will get easier, right. A pump with a preschooler would make a difference. Or would it....

Anyway this is a start....


#2

Angela,

My son was diagnosed at the age of 3. He is 5 now. I understand your frustration with giving such small doses of insulin (and how it’s almost impossible).

We started Riley on an insulin pump 5 months after he was diagnosed. It is the best thing we have ever done. It makes those little tiny doses not only possible, but also accurate.

If you ever want to chat or have any questions feel free to email me. (pennylane5001@mchsi.com)


#3

Penny,
we are trying to get my husband a pump first. He is not sold on getting one for David yet as he has heard horror stories of kinks in tubing, etc. I broached the subject with our pediatrician and he does not think them necessary for small children…I don’t care what he says. I want one for him before he has a say in it!

Thanks for responding!


#4

Angela,

Griffin started pumping at age 2.5. It was a lifesaver for us! Before that, we used humalog diluted 1:10 with a special diluent (free from the manufacturer, so we could give doses down to .05 Units. We use the Omnipod, not available in Canada yet, I think. It’s a tubing-free system.

GL!