Okay so we all have our goal for overnight and while they all vary I am sure we all face this same issue. When do you add carbs and when do you just wait it out? Here is what is going on with us. Joshua is supposed to be between 150-350 over night. Yes that is a huge gap but remember he is just now 2. We strive for between 150-300. Anything over and we are to give insulin. Anything under and we are to give carbs. Sounds simple right??
Here is what has been happening lately. We check at midnight and at 3am. He will be in the 170-180's. It sounds like a great number and for some of you it would be. But to us it means far less sleep then a high or low. it is just unknown. Joshua is like a gas tank. When he is between full and 1/2 it takes a while to go down but when you get to 1/2 he can go empty fast.
So that 170 could be going up... or it could be going down. If it is going up then okay great. If it is going down... well we all know how fast that could happen... and what if, I miss the 3 am check. So I am left hanging out for another hour to see what happens. now it is 1 am and his number has moved only a little in either direction. Still no idea and so then we wait some more... now it is almost 3 am. What if he is 160? do you go ahead and put carbs on board, just incase?? We did once and boy did we regret it we woke up to a 468 bg. We didn't add carbs one night and he woke up to a 62 at 3am. What if I had overslept? what ifs are causing me to loose a lot of sleep.
What do you do?? What is your magic number and do you have a curve on that?