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middle of the night basal needs?

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by dqmomof3, May 11, 2011.

  1. 3kidlets

    3kidlets Approved members

    Aug 3, 2010
    Hana's have been going up too (she's 10). Though not as high as 2 units per hour, her basal needs between 1 a.m. and 6 a.m. are much higher than during the day.
    During the day she is about .25 to .30. In the early mornings, she is .55.
  2. virgo39

    virgo39 Approved members

    Jan 8, 2010
    Us too. DD's basal rate is lowest from 12:00 a.m. to 4:30 a.m., then it goes up a bit, which seems to help with her waking readings.
  3. Darryl

    Darryl Approved members

    May 8, 2008
    For us, typically:
    10 PM - midnight 1.50/hr
    midnight - 3 AM 2.00/hr
    3 AM - 4:30 AM 0.75/hr
    4:30 AM - 10:30 AM 2.00/hr

    It varies a lot, though. There is a temp basal adjustment needed every night.
  4. wilf

    wilf Approved members

    Aug 27, 2007
    DD's basal needs are highest this time of night if she is having a growth spurt, otherwise they are pretty similar to the rest of the day.

    On MDI we found that if we mix about 3 units of Regular in with the supper bolus, then the "tail" on the Regular covers those higher early overnight basal needs nicely. :cwds:
  5. thebestnest5

    thebestnest5 Approved members

    Aug 16, 2006
    I, too, dislike that I need to have that much basal running when I am asleep at night. I fear that she'll have a night when he basals needs drop and I sleep through an alarm.

    Right now, L is in need of a permament basal increase. The past 2 nights, I have been running 140% and she's finally staying level. I just have a feeling that when I actually increase those basals, her needs will drop.

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