Yesterday V went for some tests. (When they removed his pancreas they thought they saw something on his liver - so far everything is fine)
He’s never been willing to do a fasting basal test (Bad Boy!) but, yesterday he had no choice. He couldn’t eat or drink anything, not even water, after midnight and his last test was at 5:30pm so it was a long time. We wanted his blood sugar to be on the high side to start, because if he had to eat anything to correct a low we would have to reschedule the whole lot.
Anyway, here’s what happend:
Starting at 7:00 am he was at 190. He took his usual Lanuts (8 units) an hour earlier than usual.
He tested about every 90 minutes and varied from 180 to 205 until 1pm when he dropped to 140.
He then stayed between 130 and 140 until 6pm when he finally got to eat.
This, obviously, wasn’t his normal day, but still…
We may have discovered the cause of his afternoon lows.
Does anyone else have a regular Lantus peak?
If so, do you adjust the bolus that is prior to the peak time? Or just have a snack to compensate?
BTW, I think this convinced him to do a proper nighttime test as well.