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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

    Abbysmom Approved members

    Jan 4, 2010
    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

    TheFormerLantusFiend Approved members

    Sep 10, 2006
    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

    Christopher Approved members

    Nov 20, 2007
    I would suggest talking to her Endo about all of this.
  4. wilf

    wilf Approved members

    Aug 27, 2007
    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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