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From New Zealand:

My son, aged 10, has had type 1 IDDM for six years. Currently he is on Actrapid (Regular) before meals and Protaphane (isophane insulin) in the evening. That's the problem -- does it make a difference if he gets it at 20:00 (8:00 pm), as my wife prefers so he can get to bed, or at 2:100 (9:00 pm) which seems to result in less episodes of low readings at about 22:30 (10:30 pm) when I test him again?


The time agreed for his evening Protaphane doesn't matter in itself but consistency does. Once a pattern of blood sugars is established with giving it at the same time each night, snacks and insulin dose can be adjusted to suit.


Original posting 10 Apr 1999
Posted to Insulin


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