Monday, August 23, 2010


What In The Bleep Bleep Is This About?

The last three night Grace has had crazy numbers at her 2 am check...

What? The girl is usually very steady at 2 am, like clockwork.

So, overnight basal testing we do. And here's how it all went down...

6 pm - 165, dinner and bolus

10 pm - 109 and bed

12 am - 268 (Yes I should have stopped the basal test and bolused, but my curiosity got the best of me and I really wanted to see what she did between 12 am and 2 am. This will come to bite me in the butt. Seriously hard.)

2 am - HIGH
2 am - retest, 407

As I said...
What IThe Bleep Bleep IThis About?

So, here I sit, typing a blog post, wide awake.
She is slowly coming down.

I have calls into our famous team,  Dr. Z. and Gary.

Growth spurt?
God's little joke?


Unknown said...

Good luck in figuring it out Penny...sounds like our nights for the summer. Right when I think I have it figured out - the Number Gods throw me a "curve ball".

Maybe a rebound from a low after the 10pm #???

You'll whip "d" right back into shape!!!

P.S. Love the WITBITA

Unknown said...

I will now be using


as a regular part of my daily vocab.

Only cool people will get it :)

Pam said...

I've heard that overnight highs may be from a growth spurt, since growth hormones are excreted at night.

But...who knows...right?

Good luck!

April Ann said...

WITBBITA- Brilliant!

I am with Wendy- I feel cool all ready! Correcting at night always freaks me out, I hope you get it figured out. Growth, late sugar dump from early low, post exercise high, the heat, the cold, breathing-with D sometimes we never know! Hope you are sleeping soon!

Amanda said...

Good luck with that...I kind of think it's God's little joke. To keep us on our toes.

Bennet said...

I let the basal test go over the high 200s all the time.

Our experience is we saw spikes that peak about 60 minutes after they fall asleep then drop off. We run the basal up about 90 -120 minutes before bedtime and then drop them back off just after. Of course - YDMV.

Penny said...

Thanks for all your comments and thoughts DOC - I knew you would understand and have a moment of commiseration with me. A tip of the hat to you all...
We have made some changes.
Let's see how it rolls folks.

Heidi / D-Tales said...

Diabetes sure likes to throw us curve balls every now and then. Hope you get this figured out and get some sleep soon!

Unknown said...

I'm sitting here on the computer trying to take my angry mind off of the "High" message Taylar's PDM just gave me. Not that it's good for either of us to see "high", but at least I don't feel like I'm alone anymore.

Anonymous said...

thanks for putting up the buttons! will have to go post to my blog!