Type 1 Diabetes - blood sugar level like a roller coaster

Nisha - posted on 04/15/2016 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My daughter is 11 years old recently diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes , her blood sugar levels are always a roller coaster. some days she goes 60 some days in 200's. Is this normal.

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Sarah - posted on 04/27/2016

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A few hints I learned having gestational diabetes. Foods high in starch would spike my blood sugar. So instead of bread do flatbreads. Casey's gas station makes a really good Flatbread pizza that worked well for me. I could do bread if it was toasted. I had a friend that could do homemade bread, but not store bought. I stayed away from pasta totally. Potatoes/fries did not work well. Your corn chips worked though. Hope that helps.

Nisha - posted on 04/27/2016

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Thankyou Sarah. She is not on pumps or dexcom , we are looking into the possibility of getting a pump for her. Also, for the past couple of days when I give lantus on her buttocks, there is a bit of insulin wasted when i pull out the lantus pen. As i also have been pulling the needle bit too slowly , worrying it would hurt my daughter. Any suggestions on using lantus pen, if we need to pinch the fat or let go off the pinch while injecting. This was taught initially during the stay in hospital but sometimes it gets a little hard to get it right.

Sarah - posted on 04/15/2016

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Since she was just recently diagnosed, some fluctuation is expected. You do want to try to keep her within a set range (usually 120-220) and this will be easier as she gets more used to managing her illness and insulin. Is she on a pump yet, does she have a device used to trend her sugars? Like a Dexcom?

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