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Re: [IP] Medtronic Paradigm 523 Question



Interesting... How would I account for that if my bedtime sugar was fine?

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> On Feb 28, 2014, at 5:09 PM, Susan Lane <email @ redacted> wrote:
> 
> 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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