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Signs Of Diabetes In Children Under 5

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Signs Of Diabetes In Toddlers, Babies & Infants

Type 1 diabetes is a serious autoimmune disease in which the pancreas stops producing insulin—which is essential to getting energy from food. It strikes suddenly—and has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle. Unfortunately, signs of diabetes in toddlers, babies and infants may not always be easy to pinpoint. That’s because it’s very hard—particularly in the case of infants and babies—for youngsters to let their parents know that something isn’t right. What to look for: Symptoms of pediatric diabetes in babies and toddlers You may or may not be aware that increased thirst and frequent urination are common symptoms of type 1 diabetes in toddlers and other young children. The reason this happens is rising blood-sugar levels trigger a reaction in the body that pulls fluid from tissues. This will leave your son or daughter constantly—and understandably—thirsty, which leads to increased urination. If your toddler is potty-trained you may also notice that they revert back or have bed-wetting issues. But what else should you watch out for? Below are some other potential signs of pediatric diabetes: Fatigue: This could be a sign that your child’s body isn’t able to turn Continue reading >>

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  1. Deathtothejuice

    Was given 3 pens of toujeo when I was diagnosed and almost through the first one. Doc says I'm going to have to switch to Levemir because of my insurance.
    I don't understand it much, I usually take 15 units when I go to bed (sugars around 100-150) and wake up around 75-90, them bolus for my meals with novalog normally somewhere around a ratio of 1:25 or 1:30
    What can I expect from this switch? I've read a lot of people split their doses but how should I know if I should do the same? Should I just go Ahead and do 15 in the AM and 15 before bed? Would the 15 in the AM take the place of my bolus, or would I do both before breakfast?
    Splitting seems like just more of a hassle to me. I don't wanna not take enough and Throw my numbers out of whack again, or take the full 30 before bed and not wake up or something

  2. ausper

    My son has been on Levemir since his diagnosis. The problem with Levemir is that it does not last a full 24 hours, which is why you end up splitting doses. That being said, it is probably not something you will need to do while you are still in your honeymoon period. My son's endo just switched him to split doses last week and he was diagnosed a year ago.
    Levemir does not take the place of your normal bolus with Novalog. Levemir is long acting while Novalog is fast actling. It will not cover food.

  3. NormalBG

    It's easy. You try Levemir, on your current schedule, as a unit for unit replacement for Toujeo. Give it 2 or 3 days and see how it goes. Let us know how it goes.

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