Diabetes - Type 1 Community
unstable glucose levels
About This Community:

A community of people with Type 1 or Juvenile Diabetes to guide and support your health journey. Ask a question, join a conversation, share experiences.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

unstable glucose levels

My 18-mo-old had a fundoplication on is having very unstable glucose levels - his "episodes" have become more frequent and today was example:

6:30am - woke up SCREAMING his head off (after waking up every 2 hours during the night with excessive thirst and peeing through 4 diapers - 8pm-6:30am - this is a typical night for us for past 9-10 months).

7am - glucose=65

7:30am - ate 1/4 cup dry crumbled cheerios/graham cracker mixture and drank 1/2 cup water

8:30am - lethargy, dark circles under eyes, retching a little bit, eventually completely limp and goes to sleep....glucose is 267

9am - still lethargic, but responsive to pinches..glucose is 200..eventually we get him to play

9:20am - minced chicken frank

10am - minced small pancake

noon - cranky, cranky, cranky, SCREAMING angry about ?..glucose is 66

This is a very typical scenario. However, today was the first day that we actually used glucose monitor.

He had a fundo on April 28 (immediately followed by cdiff and rotavirus).

He really retches (and has even vomited twice) followed by lethargy and sleep - if we include anything in his diet like diluted cow's milk, soymilk, rice milk, apple juice, pear juice, OJ, etc.

Other than the excessive thirst and excessive peeing at night (and never really sleeping too much), he LOVED milk and juice and most foods (thanks to a great OT) prior to his fundo. Now, he craves all of these things, but if he ingests his glucose levels go nuts.

Is this "dumping syndrome" or ? Isn't 267 one hour after small meal high?

Should we see endocronologist? Do you know of a good one in SD?
Related Discussions
Avatar n tn
I am not physician but the mom of a type 1 diabetic.  I can not tellyou for sure,but  Below are the most common symptoms of type  1 diabetes at the time of diagnosis. :


Warning Signs of Type 1 Diabetes (these may occur suddenly)
4 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
Avatar n tn
I agree with Team WAK, have your child checked immediately.  Those are classic signs of diabetes, although I am not a medical doctor the only way to alleviate your worries is to have a physician check out the situation.

I wish you the best of luck.  We are always here to help.

JSB
Blank
Avatar n tn
To find a pediatric endocrolongist in your area conatct you insurance or your local hospital. They will help youlocate adoctor in your insurance plan.
Blank
Avatar n tn
I don't know if you know the normal pre-meal glucose ranges. Before meals, a range of 70-126 is considered normal. After meals, glucose levels up to 140-something are considered normal. Your little one was probably crying so hard when his glucose levels were low because he felt bad... when glucose levels drop below about 70, we feel pretty awful. The high reading over 200 certainly is way above where the normal level should be, so I agree that he should be checked by a pediatrician. Even if tests come back normal, I would recommend that he be tested often after this, for many type 1 diabetics start out with hypoglycemic episodes before full-fledged diabetes strikes. The pancreas in distress often produces too much insulin when stimulated by food that is carb-heavy, and then glucose levels drop too low. This may be what is happening, and your doctor should be told about all of these readings and about what foods were eaten beforehand.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Diabetes Tracker
Track glucose levels, and other diabetes measurements, symptoms and medications
Start Tracking Now
Blank
FoodDiary Tracker
Track Your Daily Carbs and Overall Diet
Start Tracking Now
Recent Activity
463897 tn?1448485050
Blank
MH Community Mgr is enjoying warm weather th... Comment
May 23
463897 tn?1448485050
Blank
MH Community Mgr commented on Des_a_rae's status
May 23
463897 tn?1448485050
Blank
MH Community Mgr commented on cast out
May 21
Diabetes - Type 1 Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1463449675
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Diabetes Answerers
144586 tn?1284669764
Blank
caregiver222