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Re: [IP] alternate day prednisone and pumping

Chip, I am sorry to hear about your daughter.
I have myasthenia gravis. I started out on 80 Mg of Predisone daily. It took
me awhile to get my basil rates fixed on the everyday Predisone schedule. My
humalog dose went up 300% to cover it.
Once things stabilized a few months later, I went to the EOD {every other
day) schedule. I was able to adapt to the EOD from the ED by adjusting
bolus's alone.
My pump is an old one MM 506, it does not provide for "2 different" daily
basil rates. I would have had to reprogram the pump each day if I had to
customize the basil's. I was able, fortunately, to get along just fine with
different bolus's.
The side effects from long term Predisone treatment are a  drag. If your
daughters doctors have not recommended it, have her ask them about taking a
calcium supplement, because Predisone can cause some bone density problems.
I am sorry for her and I wish you both good luck-James
----- Original Message -----
From: "Chip Kaminsky" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Saturday, August 04, 2001 10:38 AM
Subject: [IP] alternate day prednisone and pumping

> We are looking at pump choices for our 12 y.o. daughter whose diabetes
> control is complicated by alternate day prednisone for autoimmune
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