From New Jersey, USA:
Since my 6 year old daughter (who has had Type 1 diabetes since she was 1) started school (all day 1st grade), her lunch numbers are very high (300-400). On the weekend they are fine. I know she eats her snack at the same time every day and she is the only one eating at this time. Can stress be causing the high numbers?
I would not rule out stress, but a couple of other ideas:
- Is she maybe eating more for her snack than is in her meal plan (you can see what she eats on the weekend, but not during the week-maybe friends give her a little bit more of something)?
- Is she more active at home?
- Is her insulin given at the same time on the weekends as during the week? Often times it is given later on the weekends.
- Are the breakfasts the same overall content, especially with regards to carbohydrate?
If none of these apply, I would suggest a consult with her diabetes team.
Additional comments from The Editor:We have always had to increase our daughter's insulin when she starts school in the fall because she is less active than when she's home. This is quite common.
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