Okay d-moms. I need some help here. Warning....this is a bit long. Sorry about that! I always try to keep posts short and sweet. Ummm....not today!
Right up front, I'll tell you that we see the endo next week and I'll ask about this. But I'm trying to do some research first so I understand what they tell me.
Matthew was diagnosed in March 2010. At that time, we were given told his correction factor was 1:100. Meaning 1 unit or insulin drops him 100 points.
We started pumping in December and left the correction factor alone. (Though at night, we usually only give half corrections to avoid lows...)
After basal testing recently, I'm seeing some patterns that point to making a change in the correction factor. I think. Here goes....
In the morning, corrections usually don't work.
At dinner, corrections usually work too well and he goes lower than I want.
I'm thinking we need to lower the correction factor in the morning and raise it at night. Is that right?
I'm having trouble wrapping my brain around this for some reason. And where do you start....
I did find a calculation somewhere(CWD forums??) that talked about taking the meal ratio and multplying it by the # points one carbs raises your sugar. (Whatever that is called.)
If I do that...it would change his morning correction from 1-100 to 1-70.
Evening correction would change from 1-100 to 1-154.
Ever heard of this?? Oh, and I'm not planning on making these changes until after the appoinment, just trying to understand better.
Any advice on correction factor is appreciated. A lot. : )