Question of the Week | Best blood sugar fix?

LS wears an insulin pump and uses lispro insulin. LS has an average basal rate of 0.6 units and hour, a 1:15 carb ratio and a 1:50 correction ratio.  Based on the ambulatory glucose profile, LS is experiencing elevated glucose levels from 4am to 7am. To get glucose to target, what is the best next step?

  1. Add basal insulin glargine to prevent Somogyi effect
  2. Make sure LS isn’t consuming carbohydrates after 10pm
  3. Ask LS to double check their CGM insertion site
  4. Increase the basal rate to prevent glucose elevations  

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