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Type 1 Toddler Revelations

6 months after Luke’s dx, we’re starting to figure out a few things:

  1. Milk on an empty stomach is rocket fuel. It sends Luke’s BG soaring for hours afterwards, despite all the bolusing, basal tweaking, and fiber/protein-laden food piled on afterward. Giving him milk after breakfast has brought down post-breakfast BGs from the 300s to the 100s.
  2. Magic butt cream for that really nasty, high BG-induced diaper rash: equal parts Desitin, Lotrimin, and Neosporin. Secret recipe from a local pharmacist, passed on to our daycare providers. When Luke was first diagnosed, the poor kid’s whacked-out BGs and PH left his butt looking like a 3rd-degree burn, and this was the only thing that healed it.
  3. Dog food, Playdoh, crayons, and glue do not list carb counts. Am considering putting together a non-foods carb list. 😉
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  1. thanks for the advise on the but cream… this was something I kept asking my endo and ped about it but they swore it wasnt from the d. I knew it had to be but good to know what to use from now on! THANKS

    March 28, 2010
    • Funny – Children’s hospital agreed it was from D, but they didn’t know what would help.
      Glad it’s useful info! It worked wonders – hope it helps!

      March 29, 2010

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