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Friday, July 10, 2009

I must be missing something...

This morning Elise woke with a BG of 179, but 1.1 on the ketone meter. She was also coughing quite a bit (That yucky watery kind of cough), and at one point threw up because she was coughing so hard. She was pretty congested, but had no fever and was in pretty good spirits. Weird.

So I gave her breakfast and insulin, and throughout the morning, she remained in a fantastic mood. And her cough disappeared, as did the congestion. At mid-morning check she was 179 and 0.1 on the ketone meter.

Soooooo, is she sick or not? What the heck is going on? I am scratching my head over this one. Someone (sorry, I can't remember who), mentioned something called starvation ketones in the morning. Elise has woken up with a "normal" BG, but had at least trace ketones three times in the last two weeks. Now I'm wondering about the other times her BG was below 250 in the morning and I didn't check for ketones.

Anybody else have experience with this?

1 comment:

  1. My initial reaction is that she might need a slight adjustment to her overnight insulin. I know she's waking at a good number, but the ketones seems to indicate she might need a twinge more...

    What did the endo office say?

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