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Re: [IP] Medtronic Paradigm 523 Question



It may be from what you're eating the day before.  That can make a
difference in my opinion.


On Fri, Feb 28, 2014 at 5:33 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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