Understanding a bedtime high
We're two weeks into diagnosis, and I am learning daily, I think. But I'm confused by one thing (only one thing in this hour, anyway!) What in the world do I do about a bedtime high? Our treatment regimen is Humalog before breakfast, before lunch, and before dinner, and then Lantus before bed. On the second night we were home, Jayden was over 500 at bedtime. I called the endo, she said up the Lantus to 15u instead of 10u and that should take care of it. So I did, but now that I know more about how Lantus works, that doesn't make any sense at all!
So, last night we get a reading over 400 at bedtime. I dosed the 15u of Lantus (now our standard dose) and put her to bed. I did not check her during the night. She woke up this morning at bg of 101. Dosed for breakfast (she had oatmeal), bg an hour and a half after eating was 211. Before lunch, 2 hours after last check, bg was 125.
I'm having a hard time understanding what is happening here. How can bg go from over 400 to 101 in the course of the night? Is it safe for her to go to bed at night with bg over 400?
Jennifer D in NC
Wife to John, my high school sweetheart, and mom of:
Joshua , 18
and Jayden, 14, dx 12/28/07 T1D, Pod People as of 05/14/2011,Novolog