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When to change a basal?

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by bbirdnuts@aol.com, Mar 12, 2010.

  1. bbirdnuts@aol.com

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    How much time do you go backwards to correct a increase in blood sugar that is basal related. Carolina's blood sugar will rise at certain times during the day and go down at certain times of the day. I want to correct this by changing the basal in the PDM. I am not sure when I want to correct a rise beginning at 3am. How far backwards in time should I go to change the basal?:confused:
     
  2. mmgirls

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    General rule of thumb is 2hrs before you want the change to happen. So 3am you see the rise, thne the basal change is at 1am.

    Ours we do 1-1.5 hrs prior to change because we use Apidra.
     
  3. hawkeyegirl

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    Yes, we change two hours before we see the rise or fall. It's a little YDMV, but I think 2 hours is the most commonly used rule of thumb.
     
  4. Toni

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    I was told two hours and that is what I do. But I can see the difference in one hour sometimes.
     
  5. Flutterby

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    yup, we were told two hours.. each situation is different though, but the majority of the time, its 2 hours before the issue.
     
  6. bbirdnuts@aol.com

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    Thanks for the great information. I knew there was an answer. :)
     

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