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Re: [IP] Medtronic Paradigm 523 Question



Thanks for trying, Laura! I wrote on because I'm stumped too!

Sent from my iPhone

> On Feb 28, 2014, at 5:01 PM, Laura Arnold <email @ redacted> wrote:
> 
> Hmmm...I'm stumped!
> Sorry!!
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
> 
>> On Feb 28, 2014, at 7:54 PM, Carol reeves <email @ redacted> wrote:
>> 
>> Yep, same time every morning Monday through Friday at 6:30 am.
>> 
>> Sent from my iPhone
>> 
>>> On Feb 28, 2014, at 4:49 PM, Laura Arnold <email @ redacted> wrote:
>>> 
 >>> 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?
>>> 
>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>> 
>>>> 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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