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How Would You Handle a 75 BG?

Arden's Day Blog

Arden's Day is a type I diabetes care giver blog written by author Scott Benner. Scott has been a stay-at-home dad since 2000, he is the author of the award winning parenting memoir, 'Life Is Short, Laundry Is Eternal'. Arden's Day is an honest and transparent look at life with diabetes - since 2007.

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How Would You Handle a 75 BG?

Scott Benner

Always fighting rebound highs? Maybe you're over treating...

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There's not much text needed for this post, it's more for you to follow (orange numbers) and ask yourself, "What would I have done". Find the cause and effect that I created and use the information to help you make a better adjustment next time.

1. Arden's BG was 145 at 7 am. I bolused. .45 to try and get her as close to 90 as I could.

  • It got a bit lower than I hoped. 

2. The drift I caused with the .45 took her BG to 75 where it stayed steady.

  • I may not have done anything if she was home but at school we wanted to bump it.

3. I set a temporary basal rate on her OmniPod, stopping insulin for a half hour and Arden ate one  four carb glucose tablet.

4. No reason to panic, 75 BG is staying steady. Trusting that the temp basal and carbs will do what I expect. It does 40 minutes later. 

  • Temp basal can take 30-60 minutes to take effect.

5. Watching up arrow, don't want to get much higher.


6. Perfect landing! #A1cYaLater