Please help support T1P!
donate

mainfbmaintwit
maing+mainyou

T1P Sponsors

Support T1P!
Buy art prints!
Art Prints
Members
Stats
  • Total Posts: 529493
  • Total Topics: 35769
  • Online Today: 86
  • Online Ever: 195
  • (September 14, 2016, 12:21:10 PM)
Users Online
Users: 0
Guests: 67
Total: 67

T1P Official Shop


Get your Official T1P and Diabetes Awareness gear right here!

Click image to visit our store!
 Redesigned products!

Proceeds from sales go to support the operation of this website!

Author Topic: When to start corrections  (Read 907 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline mamasm

  • Level 3
  • ***
  • Posts: 185
  • Reputation: 2
  • I love T1P
When to start corrections
« on: November 14, 2015, 01:10:42 AM »
  • Publish
  • At diagnosis, 3 years ago, we were told to correct when he gets to 200. We have always kept to that. We are still mdi. Today I was talking with another family, also mdi, that corrects at 140. I was just curious if I should continue waiting until he reaches 200, or lower it?
    Kristin
    Mom to Sam, 11 yrs old, dx 9-12-12, MDI
    Mom to Matthew, 8 yrs old, non-d

    Offline Malin

    • Level 2
    • **
    • Posts: 45
    • Reputation: 0
    • Gender: Female
    Re: When to start corrections
    « Reply #1 on: November 14, 2015, 06:31:07 AM »
  • Publish
  • We were told 140 during the day, 200 during the nights. But then we started pumping pretty quickly, so I donīt know if that would change with time. Maybe it depends on individual things?
    Mother of Isak, dx February -14 and Minna, non-d.
    20140813_195543~2 by mjarbo, on Flickr

    Offline oddangela

    • Level 4
    • ****
    • Posts: 4104
    • Reputation: 6
    • Gender: Female
    • I love T1P
    Re: When to start corrections
    « Reply #2 on: November 14, 2015, 08:28:09 AM »
  • Publish
  • If you're mdi it's going to depend on your correction factor since you're stuck with half and whole units.  IMO this is another advantage of pumping for little kids.  For example, Savannah's correction factor is 125, so she would need to be 160 to correct with a half unit, (with a target of 100) and 225 to correct if we could only do whole units.  Instead we pump and we correct for anything over 100.
    Angela- Mom to S- 8/9/04 (dx 5/4/11)  G- 6/4/08 and L- 4/3/12 and W- 3/18/15

    Offline wildflower142

    • Level 4
    • ****
    • Posts: 2902
    • Reputation: 6
    • Gender: Female
    Re: When to start corrections
    « Reply #3 on: November 14, 2015, 01:27:47 PM »
  • Publish
  • When Ashleigh was first diagnosed we waited until 200 to correct also.  then she went on the pump and we started correcting around 130.  Back in July she decided to go back to MDI after 4 1/2 years on the pump.  We now correct at 150.  Ashleigh's correction factor is BS-100 (Target #) / 20=insulin amount (night) or BS-100/25=insulin amount (daytime)
    Chris mom to 4 girls
    Ashleigh (17) T1D 3/23/10
    MDI w/Lantus & Novolog
    Pumped Animas & Tslim: Dec 2010-July 2015
    A1C 6.2%






    Offline mamasm

    • Level 3
    • ***
    • Posts: 185
    • Reputation: 2
    • I love T1P
    Re: When to start corrections
    « Reply #4 on: November 14, 2015, 03:37:04 PM »
  • Publish
  • I didn't even think to consider his correction factor. I will have to think about his correction factor and figure out exactly how much it drops him. I might consider lowering his target number, though. Thanks!
    Kristin
    Mom to Sam, 11 yrs old, dx 9-12-12, MDI
    Mom to Matthew, 8 yrs old, non-d



     


    Facebook Comments

    Close
    Dear Guest, We hope that you are enjoying the T1P Community. If so, we hope you take advantage of more benefits of this great community by becoming a registered member.