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Night Sugar Help!

Discussion in 'Teens' started by Samuroot1987, Nov 28, 2013.

  1. Samuroot1987

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    Hello, I have Type one. Lived with the curse for 7-8-9 months now, Somewhere in there. Reason for posting this is my night sugars have been high for the past while. I'll post exact numbers if need be. For now i'll post my 7 day avrage. (THANK YOU VERIO IQ) 161. Ouch. Ive had it near 112 or so.

    I would have talked with family about it, but they were at a casino. (guess who i was going to ask :p) so what should i do? I take 1U/10C Apidra. Constantally changing lantus. For now 21-22. Thinking about switching to humalog with doctors concent, ofcorse. Forgot pen neadels one day and i had to take humalog. Worked WAY BETTER than apidra. Bit to much though.

    Sorry for the long post, and i look foreward to the awnsers.

    Thanks,

    Samuroot1987.
     
  2. nanhsot

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    Hi there, and welcome. Since you posted in the teen forum I wasn't sure if you wanted peer feedback or will a mom do?

    There are lots of factors in play here, and it's hard to say which is the problem needing change first. It is quite possible that you are coming off your honeymoon period. During honeymoon your body works hard to stabilize those night time sugars, once your body stops that, overnight highs are common and basal needs to be adjusted.

    I'm not sure if you are a boy or a girl, or your age, but for girls things like periods can make sugars fluctuate. Growth hormones overnight for teenagers (boys and girls) are a common problem too (called dawn phenomenon) and sometimes nothing but a middle of the night correction shot can combat that. You do need to make sure before you do that that you are not going low and having some rebound where your liver spits out sugar to combat the low. Sometimes more insulin is needed (for dawn phenom) but sometimes LESS is, to get rid of the low. Test and test some more to find out.

    You also didn't mention food, do you eat a night time snack and if so, is it covered with insulin or no?

    There are tricks you can ask your endo, such as splitting the lantus dose or taking it in the morning that can sometimes help.

    For now I'd recommend doing a good overnight basal test, eat a predictable meal and then nothing for hours before bed, then test every 2 hours. Post those results and I think more specific advice would be possible.

    Good luck!
     
  3. Samuroot1987

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    Thank you! :) Anyone's help will be fine. Had 5 ritz and water, woke up 80. Thats the kind of morning test i want. there still good but moreso around 80-110. Personally. 70-120 for the doc.Moving soon so i need to so my doc and see if i can keep the doc or if i need to find a new doc. Hope my mom doesent have to change as most wont take her. Fibormyalga. she's had it for years now.
     

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