Our big diabetic issue with Matthew: 2 hours after dinner his BG is great, but he's high at 4 hours. Every single night.
The entire medical team has tried everything to fix it...instead, we're going to "go with it." Here's our plan:
- When he's around 100 just 2 hours after dinner, I will not give him a little "boost." Instead, I will wait to see what happens. (It has been VERY hard to put him to bed at 100, knowing there is 2 hours of IOB! But Matthew's system is "unique" at night....)
- Matthew's bedtime is 8pm. We are moving it back to 9pm. That way he'll catch a drop if it happens. By the way, this is additional reading time for him. (Oh and he thinks staying up later is an awesome benefit of having diabetes.)
- When he does go high at night, instead of thinking "correction" we will simply give .25 or .50 units of insulin. (In the past, if he was 200, we'd give most of correction and then we'd be up monitoring active IOB every 2 hours. By doing a small amount, there is less fear and his BG is coming down. Plus---without that 8pm "boost" he's not going as high! (Of course, sometimes he'll need a major correction....)
And more sleep.
Until he grows again! : )
SIDENOTE: I've started a Daily Doctor Mom group on Facebook. Let me know if you'd like to join. It's a place for prayer and praise!