Firstly, apologies if this doesn’t make sense, I’m really foggy after a 3am hypo!
I’ve been having a number of those around the 3-4am mark. I know that it means that I have too much IOB, and especially since they are definitely in the peak hours of Levemir. I split my Levemir dose. I have it 12 hours apart.
As I’m still a newbie with my cgm, I had increased my daytime dose, as I found with my cgm data, I was going high after lunch and staying high. So I upped that by only 2 units and that has been working well. My DE tried telling me that I should increase my night dose as well, but I did the opposite and reduced it, by the same amount that I increased my day dose, so that my daily basal stayed the same. Now that I have been having a lot of overnight hypos, I’m going to pull right back on the night dose, but I’m wondering if the 5-6 hour peak would be more ‘potent’ considering that technically Levemir is supposed to last for 24 hours?
I do have a large drop overnight. I was 10.8 mmol when I went to bed, shortly after having my night dose, and the low alarm woke me at 3am with a 3.5 mmol and I dropped even further half hour later, to 3 mmol (which was probably my choice of hypo fix - jelly babies are taking too long to be suitable anymore).