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Old 01-01-2017, 08:22 AM   #1
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Need some help because I am in rehab facility after being hit by car.

Trying to help my friend. Her two year old granddaughter' s blood sugar was over 400 when they brought her to hospital about five days ago. They had no clue she was TYPE ONE.

She went into diabetic meticulous and they finally got her sugar down to 250.

She is on lantus and another kind. They sent her home. Seems last night her blood sugar went to over 400 again. They don't understand why this is happening. They don't understand what is going on in her body. They are scared out of their minds.

I wish I could help but I have type two. And I am stuck in this rehab place.

Can you please explain why a baby's blood sugar can go to over 400? They just want to know what they are dealing with.

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Here is a good link;
Notice that the blood sugars for little kids are higher than for adults.

Normal Blood Sugar Levels Chart for Young Children

Hyperness (excitement states) and illness seem to me to be
possible culprits.

The mother could test every 15 minutes when getting a high reading to see how long it lasts to see if it is temporary or not.
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Here is a good link;
Notice that the blood sugars for little kids are higher than for adults.

Normal Blood Sugar Levels Chart for Young Children

Hyperness (excitement states) and illness seem to me to be
possible culprits.

The mother could test every 15 minutes when getting a high reading to see how long it lasts to see if it is temporary or not.


But what's with the high overnight readings? I am trying to find other parents who faced the same scenario.
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I'll fix the title to diagnosed...instead of dish.. might get more replies then..
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Wait till you hear this. Seems the baby's family knows the story of another family with a baby who had very high sugar, was put on insulin and then her pancreas had to mature and after awhile the kid did not need insulin anymore.

THIS IS POSSIBLE?????

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Melody, the short answer to your question is that it is possible.

The peak age for diagnosis of Type I diabetes is 14 though this varies a bit. It is not common for a young baby to be diagnosed with Type I diabetes though this, rarely, can happen.

As mrsD has pointed out above, young babies can have fluctuations in blood glucose which are generally not a sign of Type I diabetes.
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Wait till you hear this. Seems the baby's family knows the story of another family with a baby who had very high sugar, was put on insulin and then her pancreas had to mature and after awhile the kid did not need insulin anymore.



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Hi Melody,

I've been type 1 diabetic for 35 years.

Most babies have very good control of their blood glucose from birth and I'm sorry to say the situation you describe is unlikely.

If a diagnosis of diabetes has been made there should be plenty of local health services to help guide them through this difficult adjustment. They will need to take BGLs regularly and learn how to adjust the amount of short acting insulin according to how much carbohydrate (incl. sugars) is eaten. Most foods are labelled.

Incorrect insulin dosage is the most likely culprit. Too much or too little insulin can cause high bgl (although counterintuitive, too much insulin can lead to a rebound high). They should keep returning to the endocrinologist or diabetic educator until they get it right.

Other causes of high BGL are infection, illness and hormones.

Go to the ER if the BGL remains high and if they don't have the confidence to give corrective short acting doses.


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Hi all.

The other day her sugar went to 580. That shocked even me. Their goal is 180 and they are happy when it's in the 300.

They asked me 'How did this happen". I read up on several articles and someone wrote; 'There might be a genetic link and perhaps earlier she was exposed to a virus or some kind of pathogen which made the body attack itself and it hit it's own pancreas, destroying islet cells and thereby making her a type one and she'll need insulin the rest of her life.

Any of you concur with this.

Also, and this is about the Lantus Pen and Humolog vials.

They asked me tonight 'how come she uses a Lantus pen but they use a vial and syringe for humalog insulin.? I looked on line and really can't find a good answer.

Anyone know why this is so. And any opinions on this is deeply appreciated.

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Here is a good link;
Notice that the blood sugars for little kids are higher than for adults.

Normal Blood Sugar Levels Chart for Young Children

Hyperness (excitement states) and illness seem to me to be
possible culprits.

The mother could test every 15 minutes when getting a high reading to see how long it lasts to see if it is temporary or not.


Hi. Mrs. D. I don't get email notifications if anyone replies to my initial post so I came back here and wanted to update all of you. The baby spikes to 480, the doctor raised her Lantus to 4 units once a day. Then (this happened today). She was napping, her mother took her BS and it was 42. Right away she gave her two cookies and this tube of sugar thing so it would go higher. It took 30 minutes and it reached 78. Then it went to 180 and I don't know what it is now. She's sleeping. These lows happen all the time. The team wants her on the Omnipod. They have it in the house but the mom has to go for training and she hasn't done it yet. I believe she feels comfortable (right now), to continue testing and resolving it the way she does. The baby is almost 2 now. Just wanted to update. I have another question about diabetes that I'm going to post on a separate thread.
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Hi Melody,

I've been type 1 diabetic for 35 years.

Most babies have very good control of their blood glucose from birth and I'm sorry to say the situation you describe is unlikely.

If a diagnosis of diabetes has been made there should be plenty of local health services to help guide them through this difficult adjustment. They will need to take BGLs regularly and learn how to adjust the amount of short acting insulin according to how much carbohydrate (incl. sugars) is eaten. Most foods are labelled.

Incorrect insulin dosage is the most likely culprit. Too much or too little insulin can cause high bgl (although counterintuitive, too much insulin can lead to a rebound high). They should keep returning to the endocrinologist or diabetic educator until they get it right.

Other causes of high BGL are infection, illness and hormones.

Go to the ER if the BGL remains high and if they don't have the confidence to give corrective short acting doses.


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Hi. Have some more concerns about this poor baby. She has had several spikes from 42 to 400. The other day while she was napping, her mom took her sugar and it was 40. She immediately gave her some juice. In 30 minutes it went to over 400. Why is this happening. How can BS readings go from 40 to over 400 in 30 minutes. What exactly is happening when this occurs?
The mom (for whatever reason, and she has the omnipods in the house with all the refills) is not ready to go for training and put her on the pod. But she is doing a great job with the injections and she's on top of it.

Wouldn't the omnipod stop all those spikes?

These spikes....aren't they affecting the blood vessels in her eyes, and other parts of her body. She's only 23 months old.

Do you agree that the omnipod would be in her best interest?

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