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Question about correction factors

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by KeltonsMom, Nov 22, 2007.

  1. KeltonsMom

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    I have figured out that one unit of fast acting insulin drops Kelton 140 points..

    Now his current Endo has his correction factor 120 and he goes low every time he corrects a high..The Endo's office does not have an answering service so I am not sure what to do to correct a high of 400...

    Can anyone help me?

    The formula we have been using is take the high (400) subtract 120 from it and divide by 30 and this tells me how many units of insulin to give him..
     
  2. payam7777777

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    so your correction factor is 140.

    so go ahead and change the correction factor to 140.

    you should take the 400 then subtract 120 (target) from it then divide the number by 140 (correction factor) not 30.

    400 - 120 = 280

    280 / 140 = 2 units.
     
  3. KeltonsMom

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    Ohhhh..Okay..My brain is on overdrive tonight, thank you..
     
  4. payam7777777

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    good luck!
     
  5. Beach bum

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    Payam hit the nail right on the head. By using this formula, you see that instead of needing 9 units of insulin, your child really only needed 2. To give you an idea, ours is 400 (bg)-120 (day) 180 (night)/130 (correction). You should see much improvement by using this formula.
     
  6. ROVERT81402

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    Ooh, thank you, I never thought of it like this. Definately will make correcting much easier. (I really USED to be good with math,,,,a LONG LONG LONG time ago) :)
     
  7. frizzyrazzy

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    in your original number you've got yourself dividing by 30 which you're saying 1u drops him only 30pts. THAT's why you're having the lows.

    The forumal spelled out looks like this in case someone needs to see it in word format. :)

    (current blood sugar minus target blood sugar) divide that result by the correction factor
     

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