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Re: [IP] Medtronic Paradigm 523 Question



 Ok - it doesn't sound like your basal rate - so don't worry about that right
now!!
Are u eating at the same time? What time are u eating?

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> On Feb 28, 2014, at 7:33 PM, Carol Reeves <email @ redacted> wrote:
> 
> Yes, I measure the peanut butter (as much as is possible since it's pretty
> sticky) and I use the same package of English muffins and they all look to be
 > pretty much the same size and I take the carb count off the package. I even
had
 > my husband measure out the milk in my lattes so they would be consistent.
Still,
 > one day after two hours it jumps to 240 and the next day it drops to 55.
That's
> a BIG difference for a small amount of difference in peanut butter or size of
> muffin or teaspoon of milk.
> 
> I'm not sure how to test my basal rate, but I also don't understand why that
 > could make eating the exact same thing for days result in highs on some days
and
> lows on others. I'm still new at this, so if you could explain that I'd be
> grateful!
> 
> 
>> On Feb 28, 2014, at 4:04 PM, Laura Arnold wrote:
>> 
>> Are u measuring the peanut butter every time??
>> I know it may sound silly but do u measure what your husband puts in your
 >> latte? I don't cook but my husband does and is very supportive of my
diabetes
>> and eating healthy but sometimes he'll add something or not measure exactly
> and
>> it can make a difference!!
>> If it's not the food/carb counting - try testing your basal rate! 
>> 
>> Sent from my iPhone
>> 
>>> On Feb 28, 2014, at 6:52 PM, Carol reeves <email @ redacted> wrote:
>>> 
>>> I have an English muffin with peanut butter and a latte that my husband
>> makes.
>>> 
>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>> 
>>>> On Feb 28, 2014, at 3:41 PM, Laura Arnold <email @ redacted> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>> What are u eating for breakfast?
>>>> Laura
>>>> 
>>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>> 
>>>>> On Feb 28, 2014, at 6:34 PM, Carol reeves <email @ redacted> wrote:
>>>>> 
 >>>>> I check my sugars, as you suggested Natacha, and then let the bolus
wizard
>>>>> calculate the amount of insulin after inserting the number of carbs to be
>>>> eaten.
>>>>> Then I check my BG again (after a couple hours) and that's where the
>>>>> inconsistency is. Any other ideas?
>>>>> 
>>>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>>> 
 >>>>>> On Feb 28, 2014, at 3:19 PM, Nastacha Johnson <email @ redacted>
wrote:
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> check your sugars before eating --
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> bolus according to the amount of carbs you will be eating --
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> then check sugars again --
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> :)
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>>>> From: Carol Reeves <email @ redacted>
>>>>>> To: ip <email @ redacted>
>>>>>> Sent: Fri, Feb 28, 2014 5:13 pm
>>>>>> Subject: [IP] Medtronic Paradigm 523 Question
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> I just started on the Medtronic pump about 6 weeks ago and am really
>>>>>> rustrated. I've been working with my CDE, but neither of us can figure
> out
>>>>>> why
 >>>>>> y morning blood sugars are high after breakfast one day and low the
next.
>>>>>> I've
>>>>>> aten the exact same breakfast everyday for two weeks and it never seems
> to
>>>> be
>>>>>> redictable. Any ideas or suggestions? Activity stays the same, stress
>> stays
>>>>>> the
>>>>>> ame... What are we missing???
>>>>>> 
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