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Re: [IP] My night time basal solution- thank you IP list!!



Hi,
You did not mention your night time basal rates - that's what you are going
to change. Cause? Good old hormones. Not that yours are old, of course. I
experienced the same and with my endo, we came up with a setting that works
but not until a trial & error period.
Good Luck. This is more common than not.
Tom
----- Original Message -----
From: <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Tuesday, January 18, 2000 7:15 PM
Subject: [IP] My night time basal solution- thank you IP list!!


> Just wanted to let everyone know of my nighttime basal problems lately,
and
> the solution I tried from the list that worked - and it worked very very
well.
>
> I have been following the treads regarding adjusting nighttime basals and
> having very high morning bgs.  This has been my problem for the last few
> months.  My bgs were behaving quite nicely from about noon to bedtime
> 100-150; seemed great at midnight check  usually around 100-120 and also
at
> 3am check - usually 100-120 again.  Then when I awoke at 7am, all h#@%!!!
> broke loose.  I'd wake up at 250-350 most mornings, try to bolus that down
> and eat/bolus at 1:7 ratio about 20 carbs at 9am, then spiked at 11am to
300
> again and back down by noon-1pm.
>
> My CDE kept telling me to up my dawn phenom adjustment, which I did.  I
was
> .8 or .9 most of the day/ then got it up to as high as 1.6 from 3am to
10am.
> It just kept getting worse in the mornings.  Then I got ahold of my old
chart
> at the Drs office from when I started pumping in '95.  Back then my basals
> for dawn phenom were 1.1 and it was working fine, had 100-130 am bgs on
> waking.  Started reading your posts on the possibility of crashing and
> rebounding while sleeping, and thought, what the heck its worth a try.  So
I
> lowered my dawn phenom basal back to 1.1 and I have had good morning bgs
> every day for a week!!!!!   YIPEEE!!!
>
> By the way, started having these high am bgs when I'd been working out and
> lost about 15 lbs of fat.  I adjusted my daytime basals down, but was
upping
> the dawn phenom one to offset the high am #s.  What I really needed to do
> apparently was put that dawn phenom one down also, but it just seemed to
defy
> logic to lower insulin with high bgs.
>
> Anyway, thank you all for suggesting this in enough posts so that someone
as
> hard headed as me would finally listen.  This IP list is invaluable.
Thank
> you, thank you, thank you.
>
> Jeanie
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