My soon to be step son is 9 years old and has T1. He has had it for 6 years now, so it is not new to Mom, Dad and him. For me I am learning as much as I can to help with food/shots and all the fun things that come along with it.
I have some questions for things that I just don’t understand and was hoping other parents or adults with T1 could help me with (new user sorry in advance if these are common knowledge).
Basic things before the questions, he is using the G6 and is currently doing lantus once a day and humalog for meals. We tried the omnipod for almost a year and now he won’t wear it. That is a story for another day.
Why does he need to eat every two hours? I have been told that he needs to eat roughly every two hours, why is this? Does this hold true if his numbers are high? I feel like there are multiple times per week where he is high and it is time to eat, so we dose like 15 or 20 minutes prior to eating and it just makes the high worse.
I have read that insulin stacking is no good and I, of course, don’t want to harm him now or later. So if you are 300, you eat and dose and an hour later you are now 350 on the CGM. Can you do anything or do you just have let it run it’s course until next meal?
I have more questions, but I don’t want to trouble anyone. Also if there is some place that I can read on specifics such as the example above, feel free to point me there and I will happily read those.
Thanks - Gerrad