Is there anyone else experiencing this? Could you please explain it? Does it only happen in growing children? My three year old daughter’s blood sugar readings have been all over the place (not really setting any trends) and I didn’t like how she started to creep up into the 300s during the day (who would, right?) For example…
10:00am 317 (before swimming lessons)
11:30am 313 (even after swimming lessons)
First I thought, well her Levemir needs to be increased, but our CDE said that she is experiencing the Dawn Phenomenon. The Dawn what? I never heard of this, but she has only been dx for a year now. She would for example be 161 at midnight, 92 at 3am, and then 146 in the morning and then she would be high for most of the day. Or another day she would be 138 in the middle of the night and wake up a 203. They were afraid to change the Levemir because of this (they didn’t want a low to happen around 2-3am, but something needed to be done to eliminate the increasing amount of highs throughout the day so we increased the Levemir 1/2 unit at dinnertime. We started this new dose for a couple of days and last night she was 143 at bedtime (no shot because she is under 150 and gave her normal 21-22 carb snack), midnight she was 187 which was way better than 300 and something, then she was 62 at 3am. Darn! We are hoping for a better night tonight - maybe I calculated the carbs wrong. It’s like we can’t win!
Sorry if I’m rambling on. It’s frustrating when our monthly average is close to 200 when it’s nomally in the 140s-150s. Our daily goal since she is three is 80-180. Will things go back to normal after she has this growth spert?