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re:[IP] Sick with a cold
I'm not sure what you mean??
I can do a temporary basal rate, up it 10% to 100% or more
for up to 24 hrs and it increases all 5 of my basal rates.
Is that what you are talking about?
I can't choose to go by .1 but this has worked so far for me.
maybe it's a difference in the kind of pump you have?
Faith and SweetiePie, my mighty blue d-tron
diabetic 21+ years and glad to be here
pumping since 08-00
>>Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2003 13:45:02 -0500
From: Ryan Bruner <email @ redacted>
Subject: [IP] Sick with a cold
I was curious if anyone has noticed that taking typical cold medicine
seems to affect BG levels?
>>I've had a cold for almost 2 weeks now. My BG levels have been
a bit high. After about a week of an annoying cough, I gave it and
started taking some cold medicine. Once I did, my BG levels shot up
considerably. Factoring in the fact that there is some carbs in the
medicine, it still seems odd how much the medicine has caused a rise.
So, just curious if anyone else has noticed this.
On a side note...this has caused me to wish that my pump had a
temporary basal ADJUSTMENT, not just a temporary basal rate. A
temporary basal rate is no good since I have a few different basal
rates. I would love to simply have an option to adjust all basal rates
by adding .1 units per hour, etc. Instead, I have to create a whole
separate basal pattern, which is somewhat a pain since during illness
the amount that my basals need to be adjusted can vary from day to day.
So, to any pump manufacturers listening... :-)<<
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