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Temp Basals & Illness

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by MomofSweetOne, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. MomofSweetOne

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    How do you adjust basals with illness? This is our first sickness since pumping, and I'm not sure how aggressive to go with the basal adjustments. Thanks!
     
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    Fortunately, we haven't had to do it often. Our endo recommended as much as 200% when our DD was running a fever and I couldn't get her numbers down.

    I would start out slow and see how it goes, then gradually increase if it's not working. I would also recommend getting in touch with your Endo and ask him what he thinks.
     
  3. Lee

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    Well - it depends - we need a little more info. Coco tends to go sky high when sick, unless it is a stomach bug, and I have learned that I need to be extremely aggressive. I have done 175% + at times, especially if there are ketones.

    I have to say though, no matter how aggressive, test every hour and then you can adjust it up or down as needed.
     
  4. Hayden'sMom

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    You can always reference the Vancouver Children's hospital website... go to endocronology and look for handout sheets... that is what I reference.
     
  5. MomofSweetOne

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    She was at 262 three hours after her meal bolus, even with a major chunk of the dose being correction. It's going to be a long night....
     
  6. Jake's mom in NC

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    My son is just getting over being sick and a fever, I increased his basals by 30% which kept him a either in range or a little high but when I tried to go higher he went low since he wasn't really eating anything. Hope he feels better.
     
  7. Lee

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    232 three hours post meal isn't to bad...I would due a smaller temp basal, like maybe +30%.
     
  8. Amy C.

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    I would start with 30% and go up if that doesn't work.
     
  9. Sarah Maddie's Mom

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    It's almost impossible to give any meaningful advice without knowing:

    How old
    How long dx'd
    What sort of illness
    What sort of numbers
    Eating or not
    Ketones or not

    Without that information anything we suggest is random and largely useless.
     
  10. MomofSweetOne

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    Thank you all so much! The 130% is keeping her in good range. :D
     

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