NEVER, ever correct with insulin without eating as well!! a dangerous low blood sugar may occur (especially if you or your child are asleep) and you may not wake up to feel the low, resulting in seizure or even death
very dangerous. best to just wait and see in the morning, then contact the doctor, insulin levels before bed may need to be adjusted.View Thread
how old is he? having been a teenager with type 1, i can tell you that its a hard thing to do. it seems like we don't have control of anything and people are telling us what to eat, what not to eat, so when we're out we eat what we want. Now when I was a teen, there were no glucose meters or insulin pumps. its to his advantage to be on a pump, he can eat all the things other kids are eating and bolus for it. i can tell you all the nagging in the world wont help, he has to want to take control of this thing. Diabetes is just another teenage rebellion, something to defy our parents .View Thread
ive only had day surgery with my pump so my advice may not be relevant...
I took my pump off at about 4am before going to the hospital. at 6 they tested and gave me humalog. after my surgery they monitored my blood sugar and when my husband came to pick me up i reconnected my pump.
can you just take it off right before surgery and hook back up afterwards? you can go 4 hours without the pump..plus they could give insulin as needed.
another option is NPH instead of lantus...it wont stay in your system as long i don't thinkView Thread
follow your pump manufacture's guidelines or risk voiding your warranty. I use the animas ping and it recommends using energizer lithium batteries, but I can use an alkaline if I want (there is a setting in the pump to change the battery type)
If the medtroinc warns against using lithium, there's probably a reason. Call support asd ask them, that's what they're for View Thread
I know your an old school type 1 and have been around the block in terms of treatment changes, how would you feel about an insulin pump?
It really allows for more control of your basal insulin (the lantus, once you inject it is there to stay) and may help with your morning lows and evening highs.
One thing, going to bed with an elevated blood sugar, are you correcting that? If you are correcting and not eating as well, it may be too much insulin, hence the drop on the morning. I find i have to eat if I correct (and give insulin for the carbs) in order to not crash afterwardsView Thread
the other thing, with the juice, when youre flying, you have to be prepared. Do some research, find out how much liquids are allowed. If you can have liquid on the plane if you buy it after going though security, then buy juice then.
I always carry glucose tabs, granola bars and a couple of bottles of liquid dex (they are within the allowed amount of liquids in your carry on). You cant just play innocent diabetic, you have to be preparedView Thread