Sunday, December 11, 2011

Low While Sleeping

BG check before bed was 99 (his target is 140 at bedtime) so he drank some juice then went to sleep.  About 1am something just told me to check him, I did and he was at 59 so I gave him more juice.  As I was trying to figure out the low, I realized he forgot to temp basal for the walk this evening.  I am very angry at T1 right now.  What if I wouldn't of checked??  He doesn't get up till about 630am.  These are the times I feel like Type 1 just smacked me in the face.  No matter how good your control is it's always there lurking every minute of every day.  Can't wait for the Animas Vibe with the integrated CGM to be released in the US!  We can't risk anymore lows, nobody should have to!!

Also, I wish the pump told you how many carbs to eat to bring you back up to target instead of just saying your low.  I'm in the process of trying to figure out how many points 1 carb brings him up. Everyone is different but has anyone ever tried to figure it out?

1 comment:

  1. It's probably better to use a longer lasting carb in addition to the juice. The juice won't take long to wear off hence the second low. At least it works for me.