Valerie - posted on 06/15/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )
My daughter is three years old, and we started her on the pump a week ago. She was dignosed at 11 months, and we have not had any keytones or hospital visits...until we went on the pump. It happened just the other day, and scared the life out of me. Her A1C has always been normal, and her sugars have always been well under control, but they have been so erratic since we started this pump. I'm trying to be patient, but I don't like her sugars being high and low. I made all of her changes when she was on syringes, but I don't know anything about making changes on this pump, so it's very frustrating for me not to be able to do anything. The doctor just keeps telling me that we have to run basal tests to set her rates, but in order to do the tests, her sugars have to be below 150 for like 9 hours straight! I don't even know that this is possible. I'm just kind of discouraged, and I don't want to take her off the pump, but I also don't want her to feel bad because her sugars are horrible all the time. Are there any other mom's out there that had this problem, and what do I do about it???