My daughter came home from a friends house at dinner time with her BG at 420 yesterday. This drives me bananas! I spent the entire evening trying to get her down.
At midnight she hit 180 with double arrows down in the Dexcom so I gave her a couple glucose tabs and a 1/2 cup of milk. At 1:00 am she was at 79 and drifting down. I gave her a 1 hour temporary basal of -20% and checked on her an hour later she was at 125 and drifting down again. This time I gave her a -30 basal and she woke up at 180.
Needles to say I was pretty tired all day from this adventure and she is not allowed to go to her friends house with her CGM or she will be grounded.
I really have a hard time bringing her BG down from ridiculous highs like that. If she is in the 200's it's not a big deal but when she goes over 300, what a pain! It takes so much insulin and then she goes low and we have to fight the lows.
BY the way, I got thumbs down on the new forum. I liked being able to start a post and pick a category next. Now I have to pick a category first to even find the new post button. I think this is why there seems to be fewer users here than before the change.