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Question:

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?

Answer:

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.

SB

DTQ-20010831161547
Original posting 10 Sep 2001
Posted to Insulin Pumps

  
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