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RE: [IP] basal question



Leesa, 
As I am sure everyone has probably mentioned...basal rates need to be tested
over several days and then if patterns emerge you can correct for them.

First:  I was told that if I was testing my lunch basal I should make sure I
eat of breakfast low in protein and fat (piece of toast and some jam) and
make sure I eat it 4 hours before the period I was testing.  Then test every
1-2 hours during.   Pay attention to the numbers.  If they vary by more then
30 points up or down my rate is probably off.  However due to meals the
night before or my breakfast meal, stress, etc. a one day test isn't usually
enough.

Second: Was this a one time occurrence that you had these lows.  Did you
have any exercise that afternoon?  Even doing laundry can drop my bgs.  All
that running up and down the stairs with loads of laundry is better then a
stair stepper. ;)

Third:  Sorry if this is personal, but my bg drops suddenly for the week of
my period.  I find I need almost 50% less on my basal rates sometimes.
Unfortunately I haven't quite gotten that pattern figured out.

Best of luck,
Sherry

-----Original Message-----
From: email @ redacted [mailto:email @ redacted]
Sent: Monday, January 10, 2000 10:30 PM
To: email @ redacted
Subject: [IP] basal question


Leesa here still trying to get my basals right after 3 months. I had a low 
sugar today at 3pm 4pm 5pm 6pm and 8pm where.. at what time does my basal 
need to be lowered?? I thought I'd have it figured out by now   but no 
dice!!! Any input as always is greatly appreciated!!! Leesa
email @ redacted
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