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Re: [IP] Shocked Nancy - pump is more work
At 04:56 PM 1/27/2000 email @ redacted wrote:
>Sam, I actually meant variations in basal rates (maybe when you were 53
>stayed constant, but if you had been female they probably wouldn't have!).
>But last year when I lost a little weight with the nausea from the
>gastroparesis, it seemed that the basals would go down quite quickly, and
>come back up quickly each time I was able to regain some.
Ah... I'm a little slow, but I get the picture. Actually, my basals don't
stay stable... since I became a Type 1 diabetic 21 years ago, I've actually
had "cycles"... not predictable or monthly, but they are there. I go
through high periods where I need a larger basal rate and low periods where
my basals need to be lowered. In fact, about 18 months ago I suggested to
MiniMed that they create multiple basal profiles for this reason. I was
really pleased when they actually did it. (Now if I could only get them to
swap my old 507 for a new 508...)
>My sense of either highs or lows has not been reliable in years, if it ever
>was (I remember the first blood glucose strips I tried in the mid 70s - they
>turned from light to dark purple with higher amounts, and were not of much
>use except to tell between a high and a low -- and I sometimes needed them
I do have to admit that my sense of lows has been not what it used to be.
I've tested sometimes and found myself to be at 60 without a clue. That's a
bit scary. But if it gets really low I still know it for sure.
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