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Growth spurt Question

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by virgo39, Dec 22, 2010.

  1. virgo39

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    Could a growth spurt account for nighttime highs? DD has been quite high in the first half of the night (8-12), when her basal rates are otherwise the highest, for the past week (of course, it took me way too long to see this -- we had a dislodged canula one night and an after dinner "fiesta" at Spanish class).

    I've been adjusting her basal rates, but now think I've been too conservative.

    I had assumed that a growth spurt would lead to different carb ratios and ISF as well as basal... but things seem to be working at other times of day.
     
  2. Rcj176

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    Yes it can. growth hormone is at its highest during the nighttime hours when the body is at rest
     
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    Yes during a real good growth spurt I expect basal to at least double for the first half of sleeping hours.

    And any "naps" that last more than 1hour.
     
  4. virgo39

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    Thanks, that is good to know (even if it confirms that I've been way too conservative with the basal adjustments).
     
  5. Katie'sMom

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    That has been our experience, too.
     
  6. joy orz

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    I do alot of temp basals during growth spurts, then make a basal change because she is bigger.

    But generally leave the carb ratios alone. You may have to change the correction factor to add more insulin.
     

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