Hello everyone, I’m new to this community but I really need advice on what to do for my 7 yr old son who has been type 1 for 4 yrs. His control has been great with A1C’s on average of 6.5. He has been on 2 shots of NPH a day since his diagnosis: morning shot 8 units and afternoon shot of 4 units. Humalog has always been an issue for him when we used it. His numbers dropped so quickly it was scary. So we have avoided humalog for about 3½ years. However, with growth spurts his numbers have changed and been in the 300’s and 400’s. My doctor talked about going to 4 shots a day of fast acting insulin or to the One Touch Ping by Animas. None of us want him to be on 4 shots daily. So we are trying our hardest to find research on the Ping and advice from others who had to make these types of choices too. So here are the questions:
- Do you think the Ping pump would be good for a 7 yr old boy?
- What are the benefits of switching to fast acting insulin verses slow acting?
- What is the Dexcom that everyone is talking monitor (is this the continuous glucose monitor) and what are your thoughts on it?
- What are the pro’s & con’s to the pump verses injections?
I know have so many more questions but my head is spinning right now with all the decisions we need to make. Any help would be appreciated.