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way too much insulin

Posted by on Nov. 14, 2012 at 10:26 PM
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Me and my kids were at my friends house across the street. When we got done talking I came home and let my kids stay to play with her kids. I figured I would unload and load my dishwasher and get dinner started then go get the kids. Right when I get done loading the dishwasher I get a call. She tells me she caught my older two kids checking my youngest blood sugar. My kids are 7, 5, and 4. My ds4 has a fanny pack that holds his meter and insulin pump. I rush over there to find out my kids gave him twice as much insulin then he was suppose to get. I also learned that they know how to unlock the pump. I had his nurse on the phone so fast, she had to calm me down. Right now I am doing what she told me to do and so far everything is fine. I am monitoring his blood sugar and he is eating. this is the first time this has ever happened and I am going to make sure my kids (all three of them) know that only an adult is allowed to do that and how dangerous this is. I am still shaking
this happened around 6pm. In 20 mins he went from 523 to 167. I have checked him four time since he has not gone under 114 and right now is at 157. After his quick drop I let him eat a banana and some top ramen. He was 114 after eating that was when I reconnected his pump. I think I will be scheduling an app. With his specialist to see if he can help me educate my older kids better and help them to understand the severity of all of this.
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qtpiein757
by New Member on Nov. 15, 2012 at 7:42 AM

Wow that seems scary. I can't even say how I would react to that. I am glad you caught it in time. I think I would have given my daughter everything under the sun to eat. That freaks me out soo bad. I am glad he is ok. I would definately schedule an appt and educate them. I am soooo so glad he is ok. My heart is beating so fast right now and its not even my child lol. I have never had to use my daughters glucagon pen and I hope I never have to. I am petrified for her to use the pump and she is 18 lol. I am sure it is better for her but just the thought of a constant stream of insulin scares the crap out of me. She was diagnosed in the fifth grade and because she was so active we havent had any problems but once when she went into ketoacidosis and had to stay two days in the hospital. Im sorry I went on a rant lol.

Janet
by Member on Nov. 15, 2012 at 9:39 AM

 I'm so glad he is okay and you had to go through all that. I think two boys would have been in big trouble if they were mine!

goodnightmama
by Member on Nov. 15, 2012 at 9:46 AM
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I was so frantic and scared when it happened I the.k I scared them when I was talking to them about how wrong it was to do what they did. My daughter started crying instantly and both my boys followed shortly after. I had to keep finding myself that it is better that whether crying because they got caught and he is fine rather then him go into a siezure, have to go to the hospital and them cry because because of guilt. I hugged them all and texted his nurse asking for an appointment to help teach my kids better.

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 I'm so glad he is okay and you had to go through all that. I think two boys would have been in big trouble if they were mine!

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goodnightmama
by Member on Nov. 15, 2012 at 9:50 AM
We.have had many of issues because he is so sensitive to insulin just a 1/4 of a unit could make a huge difference in either direction. It is quite scary. Even his doc told me he rarely sees any one a sensitive as he is.

Quoting qtpiein757:

Wow that seems scary. I can't even say how I would react to that. I am glad you caught it in time. I think I would have given my daughter everything under the sun to eat. That freaks me out soo bad. I am glad he is ok. I would definately schedule an appt and educate them. I am soooo so glad he is ok. My heart is beating so fast right now and its not even my child lol. I have never had to use my daughters glucagon pen and I hope I never have to. I am petrified for her to use the pump and she is 18 lol. I am sure it is better for her but just the thought of a constant stream of insulin scares the crap out of me. She was diagnosed in the fifth grade and because she was so active we havent had any problems but once when she went into ketoacidosis and had to stay two days in the hospital. Im sorry I went on a rant lol.

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qtpiein757
by New Member on Nov. 15, 2012 at 11:36 AM

Wow. My daughter has to take metaformin to make herself sensitive to it.

goodnightmama
by Member on Nov. 15, 2012 at 11:41 AM
Whats metaformin? I have never heard of it

Quoting qtpiein757:

Wow. My daughter has to take metaformin to make herself sensitive to it.

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qtpiein757
by New Member on Nov. 15, 2012 at 12:26 PM

Im sorry, its metformin. It makes the body sensitive so the insulin can work. We were having a hard time regulating her numbers. It helped alot. She turned right around when she started taking it. When she doesn't take it her numbers are all over the place.

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Whats metaformin? I have never heard of it

Quoting qtpiein757:

Wow. My daughter has to take metaformin to make herself sensitive to it.


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goodnightmama
by Member on Nov. 15, 2012 at 12:59 PM
Oh wow, glad she is doing better

Quoting qtpiein757:

Im sorry, its metformin. It makes the body sensitive so the insulin can work. We were having a hard time regulating her numbers. It helped alot. She turned right around when she started taking it. When she doesn't take it her numbers are all over the place.

Quoting goodnightmama:

Whats metaformin? I have never heard of it



Quoting qtpiein757:

Wow. My daughter has to take metaformin to make herself sensitive to it.


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