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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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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