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Re: [IP] cold weather and basal rates



Linda,
 Laceys bg does the same in the cold. I always just figured it was her body
using more energy to keep warm. However in the colder months we use more
insulin in general. In fact we just increased from 1 to 20 up to 1to 15
April, MOM to Lacey
-----Original Message-----
From: email @ redacted <email @ redacted>
To: email @ redacted <email @ redacted>
Date: Sunday, January 23, 2000 7:07 PM
Subject: Re: [IP] cold weather and basal rates


>
>In a message dated 1/23/00 3:40:57 PM, email @ redacted writes:
>
><< been having a lot more lows this week.  Someone once
>
>mentioned that cold weather can do this, but WOW! >>
>
>I haven't usually noticed a lowering of basal needs with the cold, but if I
>walk in the cold, my blood sugar tends to plummet, even if it is nowhere
near
>a bolus.  Even noticed it the other day when carrying several loads of
>groceries in from the car (driveway was blocked, so had to walk up 2
flights
>of stairs outside each trip).  This amount of exercise would not be a
problem
>for me ordinarily unless within an hour of a bolus.
>
>Linda Z
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