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[IP] nighttime basals
last night I did something different with geneva's night time basals.
usually we either do a temp basal when she hits the pillow, or I will
arbitrarily take a number out of the hat to go with for this rough period
between 8 and 1 am. within reason...
in either case, I will test at midnight and correct or at 2 am and
correct...and then hope that it wasn't too much. since her numbers have
consistently been in the mid to high 200's, I keep her target on the high
side..around 140-150. depending on the 'temp basal' that we have
set...sometimes she wakes up fine...
so, last night, she tested at 8 pm because she felt low. it appears that
she always feels low around this time. (carb ratio? we eat around 6 pm)
she panics, treats, and then I am chasing highs at 9 and 10.
she was 85. gave her one lifesaver, to bring her up 20 points. in half an
hour...she was up to 155! we left it alone.
8 pm 85 treat with 4 carbs
8:30 pm 155
12 midnight 270 do NOTHING
wake up 125!
she was on a 0.5 basal from mid afternoon up until 9 pm .
9 pm until 1 am 1.0 basal
1 am until 4 am 0.3
4 am until wakeup 0.5
so...I am wondering if all this time I have been fudging around with these
high numbers when in essence I should just ignore them? is it food related
highs that are hitting her at bedtime? or is it really this sleep
phenomenon that lily (michael's daughter) experiences? I guess I can
answer this myself. it all boils down to doing a fasting basal test at
night. was going to try this weekend. will see how geneva feels. thanks
for the sugar free jello ideas, folks.
I know that we have seen something occur as soon as she falls asleep. the
numbers just instantaneously jump about 100 points. as you can see above,
she went from 155 - 270 in three hours. unless this was caused by a bean
and cheese burrito.
just thinking out loud here...
mom to 10 1/2 yr. old geneva, pumping since june.
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