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RE: [IP] insulin changes with the flu



Linda,
I also have had a "cold" for the past two weeks.
I increased my basals by 50% and that seems to 
be holding me pretty solid.  I also am not eating
that much so testing those basals isn't that hard. ;)
I only have had 2 tests over 200 and both were explainable.
But then again colds/flues affect everyone differently.
My cold is starting to go away and I am finding my "cold"
basals are needing a little tweaking.  However I am no where
near what I was taking pre-cold.  I think for most people 
it is more gradual going back to the normal basals.  I would
assume because normally you start feeling better over a few
days time for a sickness.  Although I wish I could just wake
up and feel "great!" :)

Best of luck with getting better.
Oh and I always use the daily total when getting in and out
of a bath or shower.  Only need to do simple subtraction. :)

-- Sherry

-----Original Message-----
From: email @ redacted [mailto:email @ redacted]
Sent: Tuesday, December 28, 1999 12:33 PM
To: email @ redacted
Subject: [IP] insulin changes with the flu


This has been my first real illness in over 14 months of pumping, and it 
certainly is much easier on a pump.  I currently have my basal rates doubled

(worked up to it gradually with lots of little boluses); the carb:insulin 
ratio has also decreased a little at night and hugely in the morning (but it

hasn't been too much of an issue because I've tended to be too nauseated to 
eat then anyway)  I have only gone over 200 once, after eating in the 
morning, and have not gone low at all.  Have any of you had the basal need
go 
down abruptly as you get better, or does it do that gradually too?

Yes, I had a flu shot (of course, it might be another virus, but it
certainly 
is suspiciously like flu).

Was thinking of the list this morning when I went to disconnect to bathe.  I

am usually on .4 or .5 when I do that, and look at my pump time before 
disconnecting and before reconnecting and prime for the amt I missed.  
Somehow it didn't seem as easy to figure what time the MM basals were 
delivering when using .8, but I remembered someone posting last year about 
their kid figuring out to just check the daily totals before and after to 
tell how much you missed.  Thank you, whoever you are.
  
Linda Z
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