Re: [IP] (IP) wildly changing basal rates
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- Subject: Re: [IP] (IP) wildly changing basal rates
- From: Buster Q <email @ redacted>
- Date: Sat, 30 Jan 2016 15:05:20 -0500
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I had all the same issues. Vagueries in absorption is, in my case, the single
greatest variable contributing to control issues.
I solved it by switching to the pod, using sites around my back and arms and
new places, and changing pods every two days.
Has really helped me.
Buster in MD
> On Jan 19, 2016, at 10:55 PM, Laura Shapiro
<email @ redacted> wrote:
> <The other frustrating thing is that it usually
> takes me about a day to realize that my highs or my lows, as the case may be,
> are because of the particular site and it's absorption properties vs.
> estimating my carbs incorrectly or more or less exercise than usual>
> Exactly. I never had such a pattern of highs (and even a few 500's) as I have
> in the past year or two. And part of it is waiting all day to see if it was
> something I ate, or whatever. Usually by nighttime I realize what is going
> This is very disturbing. I take my records to my medical appointments, and
> say that those days where there is a high showing for a whole day, usually
> problem was the site.
> After some of you have written in on this thread (which I didn't start) and
> shared stories and remedies, I see that there are quite a few people with
> issue. I finally decided a few things. One is no to steel...it felt just
> The other is, stick with the Comfort Shorts (no pun intended) and try some
> areas. I may still try some Insets or Cleos but am doubtful they will even
> well at all. The idea of raising the basal a percentage is interesting. Going
> think on that.....
> Ready for that new BD infusion set to hit the market, and hoping it is
> affordable. With a DME of fifty percent, I don't feel like I have money to
> on stuff that doesn't work.
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