Last night we had a summer dinner: bbq chicken, corn and watermelon. my youngest son (13) BG before bed was fine, but my oldest (16) was low. could people react differently to high glycemic foods? and for the one who went low, what should I do? half the bolus? but then he might spike early... Replace teh second ear of corn with a slow carb food? we are NOT giving up corn and watermelon in summer.

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Did your 16 year old end up high after treating the low or did he stay pretty much in range? If he went high it is probably a timing issue but if he stayed in range it sounds like his dose was too high.

Maurie
Everyone's biochemistry is unique in their reaction to food, their digestive rates & senstivity to insulin. Don't know how long after eating your son went low to know if it's a bolus ratio issue &, as Maurie said, if he went high later. High later would be a timing issue. If not, it's bolus dosing that was too high. Don't change basal rates for just one meal. Treat the low & keep testing.

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