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Re: [IP] geneva's comfort zone, cont.



I have a friend whose 3 yr. old son tried the continuous glucose sensor.
After 3 days they found he was going low between 5 and 6 am.  Previously he
had been tested by his mom at 2 and 6 am and always had normal numbers.  She
adjusted his basal and now he is fine through the night.  I always assumed
that on the pump you wouldn't have to test in the middle of the night for
the most part.  I had this vision of my son getting the pump, doing the
cont. glucose sensor and that was that.  The reason I check my son in the
night right now is because his dose is so small in the syringe that it is
almost impossible to get it exact every time.  Do most of you moms still
check in the middle of the night?  Please tell me I can get some rest :)
Beth
mom to Braden age 3 -dx @ 2
----- Original Message -----
From: Ruth Schneider <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Tuesday, June 06, 2000 8:32 PM
Subject: [IP] geneva's comfort zone, cont.


>
> > My big problem is nights. I cannot and will not burden someone else with
> > checking him in the middle of the night like we do probably 4-5
> nights/week.
> robin,
>
> this was my big problem also.  but what we started to do was to test at
> 11:30 pm instead of 2 am.  we would do a correction based on that number
and
> then see just what happened throughout the remainder of the night.  I did
a
> little more adjustments on the basals from midnight to wakeup.  on a good
> night...geneva would hit bottom  (90-100)  right at midnight and then
start
> to climb UP towards morning.   I think I remember someone posting that at
> midnight,  you are at your lowest?  this may be wrong...but I see it in
> geneva.
>
> so...if you know that kevin has dawn phen.  ....and that he definitely
> starts a rise around 3 am....you could try having him test at 11 pm or 12
am
> (and at sleepovers they are usually UP then)  ...if he is in the
> 150's....maybe give just enough to get him down to 130?   then let him
rise
> gradually until morning.  if he does this big drop from 12 am until 3 am
> (like geneva...leave it alone)  I would just be cautious with over
> correcting.
>
> I am now testing geneva at 11-12 am.  just so I don't have to fret about
> these horrible 2 am tests.  and if she is in her good stage...she seems to
> do fine all night.  it is only these HIGH periods in which she has
problems.
> and this will happen whether she is at an overnight or at our house.
>
> hope you can glean some info and support from all of these 'comfort zone'
> posts.
>
> ruth
>
>
>
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