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jhop1104 posted:
I have a friend that wears a pump, this person eats correctly, does everything she is suppose to do, yet she continues to have episodes where her blood sugar drops at night when she sleeps. What ends up happening is she is totally out of it in the mornings. She lives in the Atlanta area. Can anyone make a suggestion on a doctor, and or why you think this may be happening.
DavidHueben responded:
Maybe her pump needs an adjustment.

We sleep soundly in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm.

- Winston S. Churchill

MrsCora01 responded:
Obviously her night time basal rate is not set correctly. I was able to sleep through the night and not have my blood sugar change. I checked this by setting my alarm for every hour on the hour and testing. This is how you double check your night time basal rate. Every 2 hours works too if you don't want to be quite so diligent. As for a doc, I have always found that to be helpful in getting good ratings of docs.

T1 1966, Dialysis 2001, kidney transplant and pump 2002, pancreas transplant 2008
jhop1104 replied to MrsCora01's response:
What she states is that the pump is set at the lowest rate possible. It almost appears as though when she is sleep she is receiving insulin fro someplace other then the pump. I will suggest getting up checking her levels throughout the night
feelinghigh replied to jhop1104's response:
Is she using only one basal rate? She may need to lower her bolus rate for supper time also.

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