Last night was no different. We had spaghetti, I bolused him for one serving even though I gave him about one and a half plus the sauce. I set the 30% increase for six hours. Good to go, right?
At 9:40pm his bg came in at 116 and I wussed out. Meaning I canceled the last three hours of the temp basal.
Why would I do this when it is what works? I should know that its going to shoot up in just a little while and he's going to need that extra 30% to bring him back down.
Well, for the last several nights, Justin has been really low at his 2:30am check. I'm talking 30's and 40's low. No explanation. I have decreased his basal's and it has not helped.
So yes! I wussed out and boy was that a mistake.
I should have known better, but I did it anyway, and Justin ended up paying the price.
11:49 bg 332 - correction 1u
2:30 bg 362 - correction 1.5u
5:00 bg 291- correction 1.5u
wake up bg 216 full correction with breakfast
In hindsight, I should have been a little more aggressive with the corrections, but at night he is usually so sensitive and I only do half(give or take).
It was a full on rage bolus with breakfast though.
So why can't I just stick to what works? Why do I second guess the lessons learned from all my previous
Maybe its because D is a bitch and it never sticks to "the plan". I don't know.
Maybe I'll get it next time!!
*Disclaimer: I am not a doctor. I am just a mom. Any change in your care should be discussed with your Endo or CDE.
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