|Phishbowl -- I hope you see my response since I am new to web "chatting" and not sure I am responding correctly. First, thanks for your comments/thoughts.
Then to answer your question on why we switched -- my Mom and Dad are old; she has Alzeheimer's and he is the caregiver. Obviously, as a diabetic, she is on NUMEROUS drugs. She has taken lorezapam "as needed" for many years but has recently needed it every day to help with Alz symptoms. She is old/fragile and can only tolerate .5mg; it doesn't seem to last long enough to carry her into the afternoon when she takes her 2nd dose. We were expecting/hoping that the clonazepam would have a longer, smoother effect.
Interestingly, she is returning to her norm since we took her off the clonazepam. She sees her doc in early July and I plan to discuss trying clonazepam again (in case the drug was not the true cause/culprit of the spike).
I am concerned about her BGLs, but even more concerned about keeping her moods stable at this point in her life. My Dad monitors her glucose 3 times a day (records it and the amount of insulin given) and has done this for many, many years. Because of his diligence, she has been relatively healthy in spite of her diabetes (and loving her cakes and pies -- she is Southern!).