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Re: [IP] B.G. "drop" profiles.



Gabe is VERY lucky to have you as a mom!!!!
----- Original Message -----
From: <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Saturday, April 27, 2002 11:07 PM
Subject: [IP] B.G. "drop" profiles.


> In a message dated 4/27/2002 8:22:33 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
> email @ redacted writes:
>
>
> > I noticed Marion that when your son had a blood sugar of 150 you gave
him a
> > bolus of .3 units to bring it down a little.  How
> > do you figure how much to give?  We just have the 1 for every 50 over
180
> > rule, but if we can be even a little tighter with control that would
>
> My friend Ron Sebol set-up something called a "drop profile" for Gabe.  I
> intentionally raised Gabe's b.g. to 180 at a time when there was no meal
> insulin or food in the system (on arising or 5 hours after the last
> food/dose).  Then I bolused .5 unit and checked every hour for 5 hours.  I
> found that .5 unit dropped b.g. 75 points so I assumed that 1 unit dropped
it
> 150.  This drop coefficient may change at different times of day, but it
is
> fairly consistent for Gabe.
>
> FYI, a unit of insulin will drop a high b.g. 150 points when b.g. is 200
or
> less, but the ratio changes when b.g. gets above 200.
>
> FYI also, .1 unit controls 40 b.g. points on basal doses; a unit of basal
> controls close to 500 points for Gabe.  So if b.g. drops from basal (or
> rises) and I change by .1 unit, I change 40 b.g. points.
>
> Ron's tutorials on this and other subjects are on the LC-D diabetes list.
>
>
> Marion
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