We've battled the lows before, we've battled the highs. But what get's me is the 'unknown'. I tend not to dwell on it because we'll that would just drive me crazy. But now after battling lows during the night, and catching a low this morning pre-wake up time for Clifford. My brain gears are starting to turn trying to figure out what is causing this.
2 weeks ago we battled lows 4 out of 7 nights during the week. I made a decision to start giving him lower carb snacks (under 20 grams) uncovered, meaning no fast acting (bolus) insulin given to cover those carbs. I decreased his Lantus to 5 units. (Lantus is the insulin that he gets at night time which is supposed to work for up to 24 hours, or long lasting insulin.) This worked good for us except a few morning highs of 200+. Well throw school starting last week into the picture and you get ridiculously high numbers 300+ daily for lunch/snack. To me that is just unacceptable! School is stressful enough, but with numbers that high it can't be fun at all.
So point being here, his Lantus was increased by to 5.5 units (what his endo wanted) to see if we can get those early morning 200 numbers, and TA DA! We have a low of 62 at 11pm! Now as my brain is working I question is it the increased Lantus. Or is it something else. He was complaining yesterday morning of his throat hurting when he coughed, but showed no other symptoms of being sick, and the cough wasn't a bad cough more of a clear your throat kinda cough. But after getting a sore throat myself last night and having it still stick around this morning, I'm wondering if this is the start of a Fall cold brought to you by school????? Being sick would cause wacky numbers both high and low......
The problem here is there is no black or white with D. He could very well be getting sick, but it could also very well be the increased Lantus that caused the drop. Just like the tootsie roll pop.... We'll never know... The best I can do is guess and hope it all works out in the end.we'