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[IP] To Steve-Pumping Concepts-interestingly long
My point also! Where is the flexibility if you have to eat protein when you
really don't want to?
I have been battling trying to get my "act" together intensely on and off six
months. Dealing with overcommitting "MOM" and employee issues so my control
and "stick to my routine" comes and goes.
About six weeks ago I was talking to the RN at my doctors office. I was
again telling her what I thought was happening. If finally dawned on me that
she needed it with numbers on paper and that they don't deal well with "gut
feelings". We are still trying to refine basal rates and in that effort she
was telling me to test two hours after eating and documenting and not
treating. (Don't take extra insulin at this point to correct a high blood
Seems that I would treat and then they could not distinguish between the
basal rate and my multiple boluses. I kept telling her that it then goes
low. Well, I started to test 2 hours after eating and documenting then
testing 3 hours after eating and documenting. Well, in three days I
documented these results and guess what, They changed my basal rates!!
I saw the dietitian today and I feel so much better. I can say that in the
last three months I have felt real Hunger pains. Before I was always just
reacting and treating low blood sugars. Now my sugar can stay stable long
enough for me to really get Hungry!!
According to the scales, I have lost 10 lbs. (I actually have lost about 17
since last September-when I got my blood sugars under control I gained about
7 lbs. So I lost this 7 plus another 10). My carb ratios for boluses are
now 8 carbs per unit of insulin for breakfast and lunch and 10 carbs per unit
for supper. I don't know what they call it but the rate of insulin I use to
treat a high blood sugar is now much lower too. Up until today for every 70
mg/dl drop I wanted I took one unit of insulin. I am now to try 95 mg/dl
drop for one unit. They also dropped one of my basals for a three hour
period by . 1 unit. I am to put this into effect tomorrow, wait until Sunday
to take so many blood tests and do it for two or three days then fax on
Two other thing that I have put into effect. I never knew the idea about
leaving the sub set in for a few hours after putting on a new one, in effect
having one actually working and having a "tail" of the old one going nowhere.
Boy does this help.
I also found an announcement that there was a sleep deprivation study that
showed a correlation to how a diabetic (in this study type 2's) with sleep
deprivation metabolizes carbohydrates on a delayed basis. I really think
this is me! I have started to get more sleep and things seem to be getting
Anyway, I like my new '"Smaller self" and hope by summer it is even smaller.
And many factors cause changes in your rates but they need to be documented
because our medical advisors don't know how to treat ideas. They treat
numbers and information (document what you eat also) that we accumulate.
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