My daughter is 8 diagnosed with type 1 at 3. Currently is on lantus because of insurance switch as of Thursday. She was on basaglar before. Originally on lantus at initial diagnosis. She spikes in the middle of the night . She went to bed at 192 after correction dose for dinner . She gets her insulin 8pm , by 2am she was 250 and 5 am she was 260. She is on 5 units and doc says to just increase basal as needed. Can someone explain what basal is supposed to do because I thought it's supposed to slowly decrease her fasting sugars at night? Also does anyone know about splitting dosage for basal half at night and half on rising ?