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Discussion in 'Parents' started by Traceylh, Apr 17, 2013.

  1. Traceylh

    Traceylh · Active Member

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    When my daughter is at home her blood sugars are brill, but when she is at school she is having a lot of lows, when her blood sugars are done before dinner they are fine but after dinner they are going low, her teacher is saying she doesn't no wot she is having for dinner and I am really worried they are not treat hypos properly, already approached them with issues around not monitoring wot she is eating, any advice on how to handle it again, I am at my wits end with it!!!!!!


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  2. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    Could it be the exercise your daughter is doing in the lunch break that is causing the hypo's, little ones are non stop especially when playing with other children, if it's the case then you may need to discuss reducing her lunchtime insulin with the diabetes team.
     
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    hale710 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I'd agree. Even a 10 minute walk drops my BG. If I'm going to walk I reduce my insulin for the meal before. Is she on mixed or basal/bolus? If mixed you need to give her something with carbs to entice her to eat it! If its basal/bolus then ask the lunch dose to be reduced
     
  4. Traceylh

    Traceylh · Active Member

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    Thank you I will speak to my diabetic nurse tomorrow


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  5. LizG

    LizG Parent · Active Member

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    Does she have a pump or is she injecting? My son has a pump so it's simple to change the carb to insulin ratios for lunchtime so he doesn't go low. Before, when he did injections, I could look at the school menu and give him an idea of how much to inject depending on if he thought the meal was yummy (he'd eat a lot) or yucky ( not very much). Sounds vague but eventually he learnt to judge his own insulin dosage. He was 8 at the time, 9 now.


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    CambridgeLass · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Tracey,
    We have different rates for school & weekend/holiday time. At school my daughter is more active with play times & PE and she so her lunchtime dose is lower than if we were at home.


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  7. Traceylh

    Traceylh · Active Member

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    We have just decreased her lunch time insulin from 4 to 3.5 and hasn't had any lows for the past few days but now her tea time readings are 14!!!!!
    Will I ever get the hang of it it is driving me mad


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