- advertisement -

Need help making basal changes

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by kallygirl, Nov 5, 2011.

  1. kallygirl

    kallygirl Approved members

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2009
    Messages:
    237
    Hey Guys!

    I just never do this often enough to remember the exact amount time to make the change and wanted to bounce it off someone. :)

    Here's our basal check:

    12am 171
    3:00 am 177
    6:00am 169
    7:00am 156
    8:00am 146
    9:00am 205
    10:00am 274
    11:00am 276
    12:00pm 290

    The times I see the change needed are the 9am and 10am, which would denote starting the change at 7am and going through to 11am? I remember it being to start 1or2 hours prior to the rise (9am) and going through the next check. Well the next check was at 10am and he was still climbing, so I assume go to 11am?

    His basal rates at this time are:

    12:00am - .175
    3:00am - .200
    5:00am - .375
    8:00am - .250
    10:00am - .175
    1:00pm - .350

    Thanks you guys!!

    I always appreciate the help on this.

    Kathy
     
  2. GaPeach

    GaPeach Approved members

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2007
    Messages:
    2,218
    I would try running a temp basal of +10% beginning at 7AM for 5 hours tomorrow and see how it goes. Looks like that 10AM rate needs a little tweaking as well.

    Second option, Change the 8AM to 7AM @ .275 and bump the 10AM to .200 or .225.

    I like running the Temp Basal before I go in and edit the rates. Once I know the precent increase I need (recently it was 30% !!!), I go in to edit the numbers accordingly.
     
  3. kallygirl

    kallygirl Approved members

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2009
    Messages:
    237
    Got it. Thanks!
     
  4. mmgirls

    mmgirls Approved members

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2008
    Messages:
    6,030
    How much does it take to correct that 290 in your guy?

    I am thinking that maybe you need to go to a more flat pattern first to see a better pattern, KWIM?

    So I am thinking go to .35 from 5am to 1pm that would be an overall change of only .6 units, giving a little less when he goes down a little and more when he is heading up.

    After a few days of this you many see a better pattern, and where exactly the basal needs more of a change.
     
  5. kallygirl

    kallygirl Approved members

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2009
    Messages:
    237
    I don't know that a flatter basal would work since he was steady from 12am to 8am (didn't go more than 30 up or down) and then climbed for 2 hours (8am to 10am) then was flat again from 10am to 12pm. So I don't believe that it needs to be increased there. Even though he was high, it was due to the two previous hours increase.

    His ISF is 1:200 during the day, so wouldn't take a lot to drop the 290. Probably a little more than .6, but not much
     
  6. mmgirls

    mmgirls Approved members

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2008
    Messages:
    6,030
    Not a flat basal for the whole day, just from 5am till 1pm, the times you are looking at. It maybe just me but going to a more flat basal helps me see better where the rise/fall actually is, since allot of time I don't beleive that basals have the same durations like boluses.

    12am 171 12:00am - .175 Keep this
    3:00 am 177 3:00am - .200 Keep this
    6:00am 169
    5:00am - .375 heading down a smidge change to .35
    7:00am 156
    8:00am 146 8:00am - .250 a quick up from here change to .35
    9:00am 205
    10:00am 274 10:00am - .175 still heading up a bit change to .35
    11:00am 276
    12:00pm 290
    1:00pm - .350
     
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2011
  7. kallygirl

    kallygirl Approved members

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2009
    Messages:
    237
    Thanks mmgirls. I will try it.
     

Share This Page

- advertisement -

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice