I so love Juvenation! You have let me whine about my daughter's latest D challenge and took the time to answer my questions, give suggestions and wish us luck. My gut mommy feeling told me there was more going on here than just a cold. After reading so many of your posts about how much insulin you use durring an illness it just confirmed my gut feelings.
I was able to get in touch with my daughter's D nurse educator today (mind you I have already spoken to another D nurse educator and a physician about this present illness and high BS). I let my floodgates open and rattled off every BS, insulin dose, I:C ratio, ISF, and basal rate to her and concluded with "This CAN'T be due to a cold". Glory be, she agreed with me! Don't you love it when people agree with you?
After crunching some numbers and comparing a few other numbers our D nurse said she thought my daughter had dropped out of her honeymoon phase and that the cold may have just been the final blow to her limping beta cells. It seemed to make perfect sense to me except we are 1 year post diagnosis now and she had an increase in her insulin needs over the summer that her endo told me was the end of her honeymoon phase. All I can say is sometimes even the best doctor might get it wrong sometimes. We (the nurse and I) really think we have seen the end of my daughter's body producing any of it's own insulin. For now, it's the best explaination I have and I'm running with it! Thanks again for all your replies!