Ri had her first a1c done 6 weeks ago and it was 8.4 really not as bad as I had feared. I know her next one will be in the 7 range.
How many times a day was or is it recommended to you by your endo to test or have your children test?
I have been changing Riley's dosing majorly over the past few weeks. Her numbers have been going down great. I attribute this to testing more often and watching for those patterns. So I know what changes need to be made. Lower BG to me = a lower a1c but I was told today that research shows more frequent BG testing does NOT improve a a1c!! I do not get that of believe that. I do not believe that tighter control which is because of more testing has nothing to do with it. I am flustered by this.
Also I was told that the fast acting should NOT drop BG by more than 40 points over night.
How many points a night were you told was a ok drop?
The new doc not a endo mind you told me she needed more long lasting insulin but when I give her more she drops more than 40 points and sometimes low. SHe has been having spikes in the early morning hours. So he said she can afford to drop more than 40 points at night. Now to my understanding this is not how fast acting should work. Would you agree with my last statement or have I been grossly misinformed from the people at the hospital and my own online reading/research?