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[IP] nighttime basal

  Hi Miranda,
       I have done nighttime basal testing.  USUALLY what works is midnight 
to 3:00 am is 1.1units per hour; 3:00 am to 6:00 AM is 1.2 units( I think I 
said it was 1.3 during that time in earlier post, but the 1.3 doesn't start 
until I am up at about 6:00 AM), 6:00 am to 10:00 am is 1.3 units, then 
back to 1.0.  I know that I peak in the night and again in mid morning.  I 
am a light and sporadic sleeper and have done the testing in one evening 
and confirmed it in other evenings.  I always have a peak and a fall, but 
had never seen one like that night.    I am looking forward to the time 
when we can have a printout of our basals on a 24 hour basis and do 
charting so out basals can be "perfect".

Also,  I have also found my 6:30 AM or wake-up bg is in direct relation to 
whatever I had as a 9:00 pm snack.  Most of the time it is rice cakes or 
pretzels or yogurt.  The minute I go to the low fat frozen yogurt or ice 
cream or peanut butter, I get a high am bg, no matter what I bolus.  How 
come fat makes things taste so good?

Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2000 16:18:31 -0500 (EST)
From: Miranda Miller <email @ redacted>
Subject: Re: [IP] To Janine & fake lows

Bonnie, That would be quite a drop.  What is your basal profile overnight?
Is it flat?  I would definitely do an overnight basal test, every 2 hours
if you want to catch a rise then a fall.  You can split it up into two
nights by taking msmts at 10 pm, 2 am, 6 am one night, and 12 am, 4 am and
waking, the next night.  If you are rising and dropping, I think that is
hard on your body and your basal profile should be adjusted.

> Now, my theory is, we'll see what Sam, Michael, Sara and other say, that
> even when I go to sleep with a 130 bg, and wake up with about the same on 
> most days, my body must do a peak about 3:00 am and then fall.  I do know 
> that I have my basals set to start at 3:00 am at 1.3 per hour until 10:00 
> am, because of dawn phenomenon .   So, something happens about 3:00 am to 
> me.  This time I just happened to see it happen.  I would bet that if I
> hadn't had Glu tab and OJ, I would have been about 130 when I woke up. I
> must usually sleep through the drop.  Don't know why this time I happened 
> to feel it.  I think it must happen about like this ever night...This 
> be the same thing happening to you.  So,  TEST OFTEN -

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