How do you "use" your Lantus? A: to keep child "level" B: to "pull" down a bit and allow "free" snacks and less fast acting insulin C: other I am stuck btw A and B. I'd like A at night and B during the day. So I guess I'm a C. At 7 units of Lantus, Nick can have free 10 gram snacks, less Humalog at meals, and NO Humalog at bedtime even with a 25 gram snack. It REALLY helps with morning spikes and keeps him at the 40-50% basal rate which makes the days run smoother for us. It is a bit "NPHish" this way "having" to eat. But more snacks and less injections would make Nick VERY VERY happy! Which makes me happy. I went to 6.5 units earlier this week and we were chasing highs day and night. He was going up a good 50-100 btw meals (after 4 hrs post meal) and at bedtime. He stayed higher at night. So no big "drop" at least. I just had to check for ketones..........ugh. I just can not believe a HALF unit can make such a difference. Nick watched a suspenseful DVD last night which most likely sent him on an adrenaline high. Does that extra glucose "disappear" without extra insulin after the excitement is over (hours later)? Could that account for the larger drop last night from 180 to 72 btw 3am and 9am? The "usual" drop has been 30s or 40s per night which is OK because his bedtime bg target is 150. If I decrease Lantus for a lower overnight drop, it just brings on HIGHS galore. Thanks for "listening"........any input is always greatly appreciated.