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I know I should know the answer but...

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by julymoon99, Mar 18, 2008.

  1. julymoon99

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    DD had a 58 BG yesterday afternoon. We treated the low BG and when we took her BG before dinner it was in the 180's. Gave her the bolus for dinner with a correction for the BG. Two hours after dinner BG was 81. My question is do you all correct the BG at meal time after a low or just bolus for the carbs? The low was about 1-1/2 hours before dinner. Thanks for your help :)
     
  2. WestinsMom

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    In my house I would have corrected too.
     
  3. Momof4gr8kids

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    I would have corrected using the 58 with the carbs from the correction added into the dinner bolus. It really helps prevent the yoyo effect for us. YDMV though....
     
  4. zell828

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    I would have corrected it at meal time too, UNLESS I knew she had extra activity going on.
     
  5. Lorraine

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    I would have done what you did - treated and then corrected. Unless the low was very close to dinner - within a half hour, then I would have treated and bolused.
     
  6. hrtmom3

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    Being 1 1/2 hours after the low, I probably would have done just as you did. If it were closer, say like within 30 minutes, I would have tried to correct down to around 130 instead of 100.
     
  7. Jacob'sDad

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    It depends. If the low was explainable, like possibly miscounting carbs or having extra actvity during the time he went low, I would correct it and use normal carb ratio for the next meal.
    If, however, the low was not explainable I would treat it different. Today Jacob had a low after breakfast that made no sense. Carb count, ratio, and activity were all normal. Because of that I am going to assume that for some reason he needs less insulin today (until shown otherwise). Therefore I would STILL correct the high but with a lower correction and I would also back off the carb ratio a bit at the next meal.
     
  8. julymoon99

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    Thanks you all so much for the advice! The low was one that came out of nowhere. She ate a meal that she eats quite frequently. It must have been one of those times that the low cannot be explained. Gotta love it :)
     

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