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From Secaucus, New Jersey, USA:

My 28 year old daughter has type 1 diabetes, and she recently went on the insulin pump, but finds that her 3:00 am blood sugar is always above 220 mg/dl [12.2 mmol/L], regardless of her bedtime reading. Any clues?


Your daughter needs an increase in her overnight basal rate. Have her talk to her diabetes team to adjust the insulin doses to counterbalance this pattern. If there is a specific pattern, one of the beauties of the insulin pump is being able to program it to counteract specifically.


Original posting 10 Sep 2001
Posted to Insulin Pumps


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