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Late last week, the Endocrinologist's Office reviewed his blood sugar numbers and made a dose timing adjustment. To describe why, I need to first explain that there are two different types of insulin. Fast acting (the kind given at meal times) and Long acting (think timed release). The long acting is given in anticipation that some foods take longer to digest than others, and you are still digesting some foods while you are sleeping. My food allergy history explains that to me. When you do an elimination diet, when you eliminate a food you are concerned about having an allergy to, you avoid it for 4-6 weeks. The first week is your body still working it out of your system through digestion and absorption. The rest of the time is your body healing and repairing damage that was done over the years.. but think about it... the first WEEK you are still working the food out. 

So the fast acting is given at meal time and the long acting was given before bed for him so he wouldn't spike through the night due to foods he ate throughout the day (and prior). Well, it has a timing to it, though.. and to prevent him from going too low at night, like he had been, the clinic asked us to give him his long acting insulin in the morning so it's tapering off out of his system in the times he'd been going low.

So, late last week, we made that switch. And it worked!! This morning we reviewed his numbers with the endo's nurse, who passed the info on and they called back and said his night time numbers look so good that we no longer NEED to check his blood sugar at midnight. For now, we will still be checking him at 3am unless he's had an unusually hard day.

Here's to a little more sleep!

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