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[IP] Help with Basal rate please!!!!I can't get it right!
Hello all my name is Richard Spector,
I have been a diabetic for 15 years and have been pumping since February
4, 1999. I test my blood sugar at least 10 times a day and I still
can't seem to keep my blood sugars stable.
I am a college graduate student and I work full time as well. I live a
hectic life but nothing I can't manage.
My basal profile is as follow:
12:00 am - 4:00am .9
4:00 am - 9:00am 1.0
9:00 am - 12:30pm 1.1
12:30pm - 4:00pm .08
4:00p - 12:00am .09
I am on a 1unit to 10grams of carbo count
and a 1 unit to 30point for lowering my blood sugar.
I am using Humalog insulin and I have no signs of Gastro stomach nerve
I am 5 ft 8inches and I weight about 170. A little over weight but I am
on they way down. I am 28 years old.
I am somewhat active with my work and school and I am a advid golfer.
My problem is in the early morning I tend to have a steady increae in
blood sugar without eating a thing. I can wakeup at say around 6:30am
and my sugar will be 95 and then it will steadly increase and by 11:30am
it could be 180. So I almost always have to give myself a high sugar
bolus to combat the raise in blood sugar. It can range from a .5 to 1.0
bolus. It never comes back down on its own. This isn't always the
case. Sometimes this happens and sometimes it doesn't. I have
evaluated the level of stress during this time and in is the same during
each day but again sometimes my sugar will only raise 25-40 points and
sometimes it will raise 80-100 points. I usuall will not eat a single
thing until after 12:00pm. I don't feel hungry until early lunch.
I try to increase the basal rate from 9-12:30 and sometimes it works and
sometime it drops me to low or I have a low blood sugar in the mid
afternoon for no reason even if I haven't ate all day.
Am I taking to much insulin for my height and weight. I am very
frustrated with this process. I am very good about taking my blood
sugar. In fact maybe to good. I will feel my sugar starting to
increase and I will try to bolus to correct the increase and then I wil
take my sugar once every half hour to see if it has come down. I am
sure this ads to my stress level. But I want to make sure that the
insulin is working.
My afternoon sugars and evening sugars seem to be okay. Sometimes I
will eat something before bed and I will check my sugar and it will be
125 and in the morning it will have increased to around 150. Not always
a problem I assume I miss counted on the carbos.
Please help and if any more information would help I will be happy to
provide it for you.
Please reply to the group or this email account thank you very much.
Richard D. Spector
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