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Question about correction factor on MDI and when to adjust it.

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by Abbysmom, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. Abbysmom

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    My daughter who is usually extremely insulin resistant is suddenly not. The last 2 days she has gone low at 2 hours after receiving her insulin and is very hard to get up. I am certain she has gotten a unit to a unit and a half more than she needed.

    I'm trying to learn to do these adjustments myself.

    Right now her breakfast ratios are BS-150/50 + Carbs/12

    This was working but is clearly to much now.

    How I know when to adjust the correction factor. I usually just adjust the carb ratio. To get the change I need I would need to change the carb factor to carbs/30.

    Her other doses are BS-150/120 + Carbs/30 Lunch
    BS-150/90 + Carbs/36 Dinner
     
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2010
  2. TheFormerLantusFiend

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    Just try changing it, see what happens. Think about how much you think each unit lowered her.
    But first it's a good idea to be fairly certain about what's happening with the basal- would she drop if you didn't correct her?
     
  3. Christopher

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    I would suggest talking to her Endo about all of this.
     
  4. wilf

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    This is an unusual way of expressing carb ratios.

    So maybe help us out here if you can:

    1) How much Lantus does she get, and when?

    2) Breakfast carb ratio is 1 unit for 12 carbs?
    Lunch carb ratio is 1 unit to 30 carbs?
    Supper ratio is 1 unit to 36 carbs?

    3) Correction factors are 1 unit for every 50 over target (150) at breakfast, 1 for every 120 over target at lunch, and 1 for every 90 over target at supper.

    4) She is 3. How much does she weigh?

    5) About how many carbs on a typical day for breakfast, lunch, and supper?
     

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