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From Louisiana, USA:

My child is running high while sleeping. I don't know what to do. Her endocrinologist changed her orders and said not to treat her highs. She ended up in PICU.

We are seeing a new doctor next week, but I need advice now. She is doing much better now that I am handling her sliding scale, but I don't understand how she can be 86 mg/dl [4.8 mmol/L], 122 mg/dl [6.8 mmol/L], 135 mg/dl [7.5 mmol/L], or 94 mg/dl [5.2 mmol/L] at bedtime, then be over 500 mg/dl [27.8 mmol/L] in the middle of the night. She is on Lantus, 10 units at 8 p.m., and NovoLog, one unit for 15 grams of carbohydrates.

Do you have any suggestions?


It is difficult to make better suggestions without knowing more information.

For instance, what is her "sliding scale"? What type of insulin is used for this sliding scale? What is the meal plan? Are there snacks? When? What is her exercise/activity schedule? Are there ketones in the urine or blood when the glucose is high? Who physically gives the insulin injections and counts the carbohydrates?


Original posting 31 Mar 2007
Posted to Insulin Analogs and Daily Care


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