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Re: [IP] Coming down from high


Two things come to mind:

1).  The insulin itself has gone bad.  Try using a new bottle.

2).  You have a virus or infection that is driving your bgs up and making
you insulin resistant.


Hope that helps a little.


Fran Baumgartner wrote:

> I am extremely frustrated and am not sure what to do.  Hopefully some of
> you will have some wonderful suggestions.
> All of a sudden I am really struggling with High Blood Sugars.  I did a
> twelve hour fast and based on those results my basel rates were
> adjusted.  Yet this also seems to be the time some of my struggles have
> begun.  I've tried total set changes and site changes.  The other night
> I ate my last meal at 6:00 pm.  I had a salad ( lettuce and dressing ),
> which is something I eat on a regular basis, usually with something
> else.  My BS at 10P was 213 ( gave 2.0 bolus ), at 02A I was 225 ( gave
> a 3.0 bolus ), at 05A I was 189.  I went back to bed and at 9A I was
> 261.  It took me the whole day to come down.  Finally by 4P I was 145.
> Then this morning I woke up with a 323 BS ( I had cabbage and tofu for
> dinner at 7:00 ) it is now 9A and I am still at 255.  At 5A when I was
> 323 I gave myself a bolus of 7.0 ( Three units more than required by my
> high BS ratio ).  I originally thought I would try to eat a little
> something but just couldn't do it.  I just don't get it.  Four hours
> later and I am down 68 mg/dL after 7 units of Lispro.  Could it be to
> the sensitivity of Lispro?  I tend to get cold easily and wear many
> layers of clothing and crawl under blankets as well as electric
> blankets, could this be causing damage to the insulin?  Anyway, any and
> all help would be greatly appreciated.
> Thank You,
> Fran
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