4:2 do I do anything
4:2 do I do anything...
If I was me I would give 10g snack to boost my daughter up if she wasn’t due a meal at that time xx
Depends when they are eating next. If about to have a meal, nothing and give insulin as normal. If not then a small snack to keep them going low xx
Yes I’d give an orange juice carton or x2 digestives n test in an hr x
This is where I love the dexcom. 4.2 and dropping fast, I'd give 10g glucose, dropping slowly I'd give 5g glucose, stay I'd maybe give a biscuit... depends how far from a meal.... Rising, is give nothing and see what happens.
Need to remember all meters have a tolerance as well. Guidelines say meters have to be accurate to within +/- 0.8 mmol (I think off the top of my head) so with 4.2 could possibly be 3.4 or 5.0. With 4.2 I'd ask my son how he feels. If he feels good I'd do nothing. If he feels low I'd treat as a hypo x
If it was my three year old she would need something with no insulin, I can leave myself at that level but I’m 31?
Our DSN told us she had been to a conference recently and it had been suggested that a hypo should be monitored for an hour before treating! But she also said if we thought our son needed treating then do it. I guess everyone is different and it also depends on other things, as we know. If my son is low through night I tend to watch him to see if he rises himself, as he is nice and relaxed and sleeping. Often he does rise (dawn phenomenon!)