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Re: [IP] Re: insulin-pumpers-digest V3 #47



Sam,
      I think I'm going through a cycle myself.  The basals were finally set and
ont he 3rd my morning bg and now my mid afternoon numbers are real high.  I'm
slowly increasing my basals, no success yet though.  Do you get frustrated or is
it just a way of life?Sheila

Sam Skopp wrote:

> At 05:00 PM 4/10/1999  email @ redacted wrote:
> >In a message dated 4/10/99 1:09:52 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> >email @ redacted writes:
> >
> ><< But to label someone "brittle" seems to me like taking away their
> > power to control what they can. >>
> >
> >
> >Actually, I think they are labeled "brittle" because they CAN'T control their
> >BGs, no matter how hard they try.  I don't believe it is a make believe term.
> > Stephen was considered (and maybe still is) brittle because his test to test
>
> I agree with you... I have always been brittle. I can do an eat exactly the
> same things two days in a row and have totally different BGs. The pump has
> helped a lot (the swings are narrower), but it's still there. I also go
> through cycles... on the upside I need larger basals and on the downside I
> need lower ones. The boluses need to change accordingly too. No pattern to
> the cycles... they can last for months at a time. This is part of the
> reason that I do not like the term "non-compliant". Fortunately, this term
> also riles up my doctor too.
>
> Sam
>
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