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Re: [IP] Early dawn phenomenon



>From midnight till 7am I use a basal rate of 2.5 then I go to 1.9 
Carl Willcock
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "ru t sti" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Saturday, April 13, 2002 12:23 AM
Subject: [IP] Early dawn phenomenon


> I guess that seeing others' basal rates made me realize that my
> night-time basal rates are a little skewed.  I need much, much more
> insulin from bedtime until approximately 3 a.m.  Then I can lower my
> basal rate by .5.  In fact, one unit of insulin after 2 a.m. can often
> lower my blood sugar by as much as 60-70 points, when normally it will
> only lower it about 30.
> 
> Am I strange?  Or does anyone else have this problem?  It's difficult,
> because I'm finding that I need quite a bit of insulin before bedtime (at
> times I've taken an additional 3 units, and it doesn't even lower my
> blood sugar).  It's tough, because I don't want to go low during the
> night, but I have often awakened at 1:30 or 2 a.m. with blood sugars over
> 300 (and I never went that high on MDI).
> 
> Thanks,
> Ruth (pumping for almost 4 months)
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