Diabetes & insulin

Annette - posted on 04/11/2013 ( 6 moms have responded )

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My daughter just got diagnosed with diabetes type 1. The last two weeks dont matter what carbs she eats or how high her blood sugar is if I give her more than 0.5 of insulin she bottoms out on me. What should I do? What should I ask the school nurse needs orders to follow? There is no reason for example yesterday she should of got 2 units at school her blood sugar was 350 and carbs were 40 the nur se gave the 1 unit instead and writhin one hour she dropped to 76.

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Jodi - posted on 04/11/2013

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Does your daughter have a diabetes management plan signed off by her doctor? The school should have copies of this. The school should then also have their own plan in place to help manage the diabetes. We have a plan for a severe diabetic child in our school, and it includes the times he may eat, what he may eat, removal from canteen if he tries to purchase food there, times he may have his medication, etc. Unfortunately, diabetes can be very difficult to manage in some children, and it needs constant medical supervision. So you need that plan, and if it isn't working for whatever reason, you need to go straight back to your daughter's doctor. If you feel the doctor is not providing appropriate care, get a new doctor. This is not an issue that someone over the internet can advise you on, because diabetes is a very individual thing.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 04/11/2013

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And yes, the school nurse should have exact orders to follow from the doctor of what she needs to do. She is a nurse, and understands diabetes more than the average person, and it sounds like she did the right thing....but diabetes is difficult to get control of. It can take a long time to figure out the correct dosages.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 04/11/2013

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ANd no, I have no idea what you mean by a politically correct doctor when it comes to insulin. This is serious business. If you are not satisfied with the doctors answers, find another one that communicates better.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 04/11/2013

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You REALLY need to talk with her doctor about this. I know you are looking for advice, but seriously anything we may tell you that is wrong could possibly end up with her in the hospital. Seriously, talk with the doctor.

Annette - posted on 04/11/2013

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I do the doctor say what do I want to try? The doctors are to politically correct if you understand what I mean by that. It is what do I think will help? So I was just, asking for ideas of what to ask for

Michelle - posted on 04/11/2013

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You really need to discuss this with her doctor. A bunch of women over the internet are not qualified at all to give medical advice.

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