I have a confession to make: As a D-Mom, I love talking about basals.
For those of you that don't know, the basal insulin is basically your "background" insulin. It's the insulin needed just to keep your body alive. Then whenever Matthew eats, he has to take more insulin to cover the carbs. That's called the bolus.
So anyhoo....I think it's fun to see what other people's rates are. I feel a bit like a "Peeping Tom" but it's so interesting to me!
Just last week, the fabulous Penny from A Sweet Grace posted Grace's basal rates. What a GREAT post!
I'm thinking of all this because we're finally upping the basal tonight.
Matthew has been "Random Man" for weeks. Months!
We finally got a 4-day pattern, where he's high at 2am....so I'm upping the 12a-2a segment.
For all those who are curious like me, here is his current basal rate. He's 11 years old and weighs about 85 pounds.
Many diabetics have a higher rate in the early morning hours, but Matthew has always needed more during the 8-10pm time slot.
And here's a peek at his ratios: (For those of you that don't know what this means. In the example below, at breakfast, Matthew needs 1 unit of insulin for every 8 carbs)
Wow. I remember when he was 1-45. But you need what you need.
Now....anyone else game for sharing their basal??
Not that I'm curious.... ; )