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Re: [IP] setting basals...we are confused!

Hi -

I guess I must be one of the "lucky" ones -  my basal rate is constant -
.4/hr for 24 hours.  It seems when my bg is off, I have miscalculated the
bolus.  I do OK counting exchanges, but I do lousy math, evidently, counting
carbs (?).  Sometimes I have to set a temporary (or square) bolus for social
occasions, but STILL my A1C is the best it's ever been!

-----Original Message-----
From: email @ redacted <email @ redacted>
To: email @ redacted <email @ redacted>
Date: Sunday, August 01, 1999 8:49 PM
Subject: Re: [IP] setting basals...we are confused!

>In a message dated 7/30/99 2:21:30 PM US Eastern Standard Time,
>email @ redacted writes:
><< OK,  we go one month setting what we think are correct basals for my
> daughter and we then see the endo yesterday.
> our team seemed to concur that I had way too many basals.  sometimes one
> every hour.  they told me that we should have about two or three at most.
> so, all my nightly pokes were in vain.  here I thought we were so close.
> I would like to know how many basals people are programming.
> midnight to 2 am
> 2 am - 8 am
> 8 am - 8 pm
> 8 pm - 12
> the endo. group told me that it is better to have an almost even  basal
> number throughout the 24 hr. period and control blood sugars with the
> , specifically the carb ration bolus. >>
>I have 5 basal profiles set:
>Midnight - 3 a.m.
>3-9 a.m.
>9 a.m. - noon
>noon - 6 p.m.
>6 p.m. - midnight
>I can go all day without eating and stay within 30 points plus or minus 100
>mg/DL. The purpose of a basal rate is to keep your BGs steady. I bolus for
>meals according to what I eat. Who taught your endo group? :-)
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