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Re: [IP] nighttime basals

what your saying sounds like its coming right out of my mouth. My daughter
Katie is doing almost the same as yours, l wish there was some text book
answers to all this but we all no its a juggling act. Good luck to you.
-----Original Message-----
From: Ruth Schneider <email @ redacted>
To: email @ redacted <email @ redacted>
Date: Friday, October 22, 1999 10:22 AM
Subject: [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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