Before diabetes blog week I was writing about my confusion over S's overnight blood sugars. I am still getting up three times a night mostly because I just don't trust diabetes. I'm now pretty confident that I have it all figured out. I moved her to a .2 basal rate for the overnight except from midnight to 3am. Midnight to 3 goes back to .15 and then 3am to 8 am back to .2. Of course last night at 2 am she was 286. I guess I may still have some figuring out to do. I have not resorted to the CGM yet, because S absolutely hates it. She is so good about everything to do with diabetes, but does not like the CGM.
OK, so shortly after I figured out the nighttime blood sugars her daytime blood sugars started to rise. So, I have been trying a temp basal rate of .2 at various times to see what it does to her blood sugar. So far so good. Today I set her at .2 for the entire day and I have my fingers crossed that this will be OK. It seems very wrong when you are using your own child in an experimental way that could result in a bad outcome for her. It goes against every natural instinct of mothering. However, I am very grateful for the fact that I am in S's school with her all day. It really helps my sanity. I will be able to see her at 10:00 for snack and at 11:45 for lunch.
We are approaching summer here in NY, so once I have this all figured out it may all have to change do to hot weather and high activity level. Oh the joy of diabetes.
This may; however, help make our decision between a pump that doses .025 and the omni pod. I still have about 3 months to contemplate that decision.
They save their lives.
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