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Re: [IP] lows
Rick had to lower his basals
that were initially set up using the formula. It also takes a while to
figure out an insulin to carb ratio. Even if the U is still affecting you
now, you will most likely have to do a lot of adjusting to figure out the best
dosages. From what you describe though, you may be bolusing more than you
should for a meal. If you are at a good level 2 hrs after a meal but the H
is still active and may continue to bring you down. Example: Rick
thought he was low this morning around 10:30am. Instead of checking (he
was at work at the time) he just ate candies. At 11:30 (before lunch) he
was 14.4. He had 127 grams of CHO for lunch and bolused 13. At
1:45pm he was 4.7 (just over 2 hours later). He ended up getting low
around 3:30. So he took too much insulin to cover his lunch and his
high. He most likely would have been OK if he had been about 2 points
higher at 1:45. So he could have taken only 11 units at lunch instead of
Anyway, good luck.
I have been pumping since last night and my bg's were
great throughout the night. This morning they went low half hour after my
6:00am basal rate, which increased .3 units. After eating breakfast it went
up to 180 and I bolused .8 units and within an hour it was down to 72 and
remained low 54 all morning and got worse 46 just before lunch. It was
also fine 2 hours after lunch but now it's back down to 54. My basal
rate is only at .4 units. Could I really need that much less?
Does anyone know how long Ultralente stays active?
Could yesterday mornings dosage still be working?