We’ve got a 1 year old with type 1 up here in cowtown, she was diagnosed at 8 months. We’ve been able to avoid illness until this week when she got the stomach flu. Vomiting and diarrhea were the main offenders but we also had plummeting sugars and frantic attempts to keep it up.
We’ve had to resort to squirting maple syrup in her mouth through a syringe while forcing her mouth open to get her out a few 2.3’s and 2.8’s over the last 2 days.
Tried tonight: cake icing, sugar, fruit bars, bananna, frozen yogurt, popsicle, sprite, maple syrup, glucose tab. All failed except forced cake icing and maple syrup.
So, now to the questions:
Does anyone with a diabetic infant/child have any quick sugar alternatives for a baby that doesn’t like sweet things? Do they make a quick acting/dissolving sugar tablet?
Can diluted insulin (she’s on u-50 Humalog) strengthen or seperate over time? We gave her .035 units of humalog and she went from 17.1 to 2.8 in the span of 90 minutes.
thanks for any help, support, guidance.