We’re becoming convinced that V is having undetected nightime lows, which is causing his breakfast highs. (The highs are not every or even most days, so we are leaning toward lows rather than DP)
My question is, rather than having him test every hour, can anyone tell me how long the curve of an undetected low is?
Does the bg slowly go down to, say 45 and stay there for 10 minutes? 30 minutes? Then slowly move back up when the liver kicks in?
Or does it all happen quickly?
We eat late, 10:30. and are normally in bed by midnight. He’s always tests at 2:00am, as the typical post meal test; and they are almost always good.
If he tested at 3:30 and again at 5:00 would that be enough to catch the nighttime low? Or does it need to be more often?
He is not pleased with this whole idea of multiple nighttime testings so I’d like to keep it to a minimum… But it has to be done to figure this out. And, anyway, who would be happy with it?
Thanks for any help.