Hello everyone. Our son is a newly (Feb) diagnosed Type 1. We’re doing a low carb diet and over the last week we’ve been chasing lows as we seem to be plummeting into a deep honeymoon. We’re down to a TDD of about 2 units for a 30 kg 8 year old. We’ve been giving that primarily as lantus because we’ve been too consistently low to want to bolus at meals, and we’ve been changing too much everyday to really have a handle on what our current IC ratio is.
I was wondering if any other Type 1s or parents got down to very low doses while in a honeymoon, and how they handled the dose (we use pens, not a pump). My gut feeling is that injecting bolus at some meals would more accurately mimic physiologic function and support the pancreas, whereas if our dose is so low, the pancreas can probably handle basal on it’s own. But I can’t really find anything to back this up. Obviously, just injecting the lantus is easier, although we do split our dose.