Lynn Nurczyk wrote:
I was under the impression that fasting meant eating nothing all day and I
was not eager to try that. I did test several times each night for the
first week, but now she said to just test at 3 a.m. every few days, just to
The other issue I have is this: For years I have been hounded about not
testing enough, and everyone told me that with the pump, you have to test
very often. Well, for me, testing is the easiest thing in the world. No
matter where I am, I can do a test quickly and discreetly, and then I know
exactly what my BG level is - no guessing. When I went to see the CDE a few
days ago, she said I should keep testing before meals, but I should cut out
after meal, middle of the night and other in-between tests. She said she
has patients who test way too often and she wishes she could convince them
not to. I don't understand this. Since carb counting is so new to me, and
still a big guessing game, I want to test often to see if I am doing this
right. Has anyone else ever had a CDE or MD tell them not to test so often.
I don't think that testing 8-13 times a day is excessive.