Really strong honeymoon?

So my son John was dx on May 28, 09, and he has sinced turned 4. He is doing really well and has always had very small insulin needs. 2 units Levemir at supper time and 40-60 g carb to 1 unit Novolog ratio. However, in the last week we have only been giving him the Levemir and only giving 0.5-1 unit of Novolog for maybe 1 meal. We have been checking his BG alot to make sure he isn't going too high, and his highest number has been 203 at bedtime. I didn't even treat this and sure enough a few hours later he was at 143. Is this typical for a honeymoon? This is kind of stressful because now we are constantly worried that he is going to go low (as he has a few times just due to activity).

I have a call in to our clinic, but any thoughts or similar experiences to share?

Your doctor will know more about your own personal history but this seems pretty normal.  I didn't have to give my daughter much insulin after she was diagnosed (may of '08).  To battle the lows that might come up, I would make sure my daughter ate a small snack in between meals.  She was 4 at the time and they burn through their food so fast!!  Peanut butter helps keep the blood sugar from dropping so we usually try to incorporate some peanut butter in a snack.  Hope this helped!  Let me know if you have any questions, I would be glad to help.


Our son was diagnosed on 9-10-09 and I have noticed that he needs less insulin now, too.  In fact, at some meals, I don't give any insulin because he doesn't always eat a lot of carbs and I don't want him to drop too low.  The last 2 mornings he ate oatmeal (32g) and so I don't give any insulin.  His highest number (that I've caught) is 197.  He went to bed one night with a 197 and then had a reading in the 70s the next morning.  I agree with you that this is stressful because now I'm worried about him fluctuating too much.  The lowest read he had was a 28.  He can in from playing outside and said, "Mom, I feel low."   Well, I guess he sure would at a 28.  Just wanted to share our experience with you.