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4.4 Before Bed

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by fifibi, Sep 1, 2018.

  1. fifibi

    fifibi · Member

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    My BS are increasingly 4.4 before bed. What do people have to bring them up before they sleep. I am trying to lose weight so don't want to eat fattening food. I have been having some orange juice. Interested to know what others do
     
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    Carlton1512 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    What is your BS when you wake up?
     
  3. fifibi

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    this morning was 8.5
     
  4. EllieM

    EllieM Type 1 · Moderator
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    Can you reduce your bolus with your evening meal? I'd probably have a piece of fruit, though that may not be the best thing to have.
     
    #4 EllieM, Sep 1, 2018 at 8:11 AM
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    KK123 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I have one slice of rye and wholemeal sourdough toast! There you have it, TOAST and it's yum. (150 cals at most or if you want to keep the calories down, try ryvita).
     
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    Juicyj Type 1 · Expert
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    If it were me I would drop my bolus with evening meal - am sure that’s what you meant @EllieM :). I prefer adjusting insulin than eating extra.
     
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    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hi,

    Personally, I would factor in when did I eat my evening meal. (Time of last bolus, is there still fast acting insulin on board?)
    Also the timing of the basal? (Long acting insulin.) was the 4.4mmol before a basal injection for bed?

    What insulins are you prescribed? Do you inject long acting once a day, (before bed.) or do you split the dose??
     
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    LooperCat Type 1 · Expert

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    Have you tried basal testing? A rise of 4mmol overnight suggests you don’t have enough to keep you level, which is the whole point of it. If it’s times and dosed right, you should wake within 1mmol of when you went to bed. It can be a laborious process, but it’s well worth doing.
     
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    Milk if caught on a low before bed!
     
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  10. EllieM

    EllieM Type 1 · Moderator
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    Yes, it was, just edited my post. :) (Really, really wish they didn't both begin with b, it's way too easy to mix up basal and bolus when typing.)
     
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    SamJB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yep, best to reduce insulin rather than relying on fast acting carbs, but easier said than done! I try to be accurate when taking fast-acting carbs. One dextrose tablet will increase me by 1 mmol/l, if I glug a load orange juice it's a bit like stabbing in the dark (excuse the pun!).
     
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    Khushi Nagpal Type 1 · Active Member

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    I agree with reducing insulin, instead of having to correct. At 4.4 before bed I would have a small date, which is a fast-release and a healthy choice, but it increases sugar-levels quite fast. So would be better fitted with lower sugar levels!!!
     
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