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Re: [IP] Re: growing up quick

On Wed, 16 Jan 2002, Barbi Lazarow wrote:

> On the sudden increase of basal rates across the board -- Malcolm (7.5 yrs
> old) has been pumping for 3.5 yrs.  He has needed about three of these
> sudden basal increases.  They come from nowhere and the rates need to be
> aggressively increased overall.  These episodes happen in addition to the
> tweaking that needs to be done to specific time slots.  Perhaps these
> overall increases are not as uncommon as one might think?
> Ciao, Barbi
Mom's and Dad's of pumpers. When one of these "accross the board
increases" occurs, you will also need to tweak the carb/insulin ratio.
Usually the ratio will come down the same percentage that overall average
daily insulin increases. If you don't make the adjustment you will likely
see highs after meals.

There is a HOWTO page showing the relationship between all the ratios.

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