O.K. Everyone - I could really use some help (although I know I should be talking with her doctor too, and I plan to do that this week!) My daughter was diagnosed two years ago with Type 1. She is 11, in the full throes of puberty (despite her young age), has had her period for about 6 months, etc.
At her last doctor's visit, we discussed her blood/glucose counts being all over the place (a typcial day is waking up at 279, being 206 at lunch, settling into a "normal range" for a few hours and spiking back up to high 200's low 300's for dinner and bed time.) We've adjusted her ratios to 1:10 and 1:20 for meals and increased her Lantus at bedtime to 26 units. She is now even giving her own shots (only about 2 weeks now, since she wanted to have a snack at 3:00 when coming home from school, but no one was home to give it to her and I was concerned this was spiking he rnumbers.) The good news, she is able to have a snack now, I had stopped that due to the high numbers at dinner. I feel she really is taking a shot, becasue I have seen her do it. Despite all this, her numbers are still all over the place and I have seen no change in her dinner numbers from before she was taking a shot to cover the snack food (an apple, bag of popcorn.)
Do you think this is just a pubery thing and we need to get through it? Do you think she is not eating enough? She eats lunch at school at 10:45 andis not hungry, so she only has cheese and crackers and a juice, and is then starving at 3:00 - do you think this is her body's way of saying hey, feed me?