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Re: [IP] different rate examples?
At 12:16 PM 8/7/02 -0400, you wrote:
>well, i'm loving the sils now- thanks to all those who responded with
>their experiences. one more question- now that i'm actually absorbing the
>insulin, i'm having a really hard time figuring out why when i go to work
>i go skyhigh. yesterday i hit 384 and didn't eat anything weird. i'm not
>doing that at home.
I saw a similar pattern. I had a really cushy job for a while where I
could work from home Tuesday and Thursday and commute to the office
MWF. Because the commute took about 1-1/4 hours each way I tended to sleep
in on the Tuesdays and Thursdays when I could work from home. After a while
I realized that those were the mornings I tended to wake up with really low
After doing a bunch of basal testing on both work-at-home and
work-at-the-office days I realized that my basals were set for the
work-at-the-office days, and on those days the stress of hauling my lazy
behiind out of bed at 6:00 in the morning was enough to shoot my blood
sugar up by about 200 mg/dl without even eating anything. For the days I
was working at home and didn't have that stress my morning basal rate was
way too high.
I solved this by setting up different basal rate profiles; one for working
at home and one for working in the office. It was pretty successful,
though I did have some difficulty remembering to switch from one profile to
the other at the appropriate time.
Hope this helps,
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