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Re: [IP] Love the pump but . . .


it's gotta be the hormone thing... I don't produce any of my own estrogen
and am on estratest hs... if I forget or are trying to stretch out a scrip,
I run low until I start taking them again...

just my observations... *S*

Ellen B-C

At 01:53 PM 1/31/99 EST, you wrote:
>In a message dated 1/30/99 8:56:33 PM Eastern Standard Time, email @ redacted
><< I just love the freedom of the pump, but every once in a while I run into
> problems I can't seem to solve easily.  For example; I'm suddenly having low
> bg's, not as low as pre-pump but low enough to feel awful. >>
><< Does anyone
> have any insight as to what's going on?  No exercise or snacks or stress
> today. >>
>I have only been a happy pumper since January 13, but for the past couple of
>days have also experienced unexplained lows.  The day after it started, I
>started to menstruate. Apparently I don't need quite as much insulin flowing
>through my system at this time of the month.  Could this be what's going on
>with your system?  I probably could lower my basal rate a little bit, but am
>kind of afraid to do that without talking to my doctor first.  Don't really
>feel that confident yet about changing and fooling around with basal rates
>without supervision.  (Of course, it's a weekend day, so will have to wait
>until Monday to get in touch with my M.D.) In the meantime, don't feel like
>it's life threatening, so don't want to bother my doctor.  This group is a
>god-send in my book!
>Linda  >^.,.^<
>IDDM 49 years, 
>Insulin-Pumpers website http://www.insulin-pumpers.org/

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