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Fewer lows with pump? was Re: [IP] pets and hypoglycemia
I enjoyed hearing about your cat. Unfortunately, our cat can only meow to
be fed when she gets up in the middle of the night. Wish I could train her.
I was especially interested in your comment about having a lot fewer
night-time lows since getting the pump. I have had NO night-time lows since
I got the pump about a year ago. Before, on MI, I used to have 1-2 lows a
month where my wife had a hard time getting me up. In fact, when I had
three bad lows in one month, I finally went to my CDE and told her to start
on the paperwork for the pump. My sugars are a little bit better, so are my
A1Cs, but this is the biggest benefit.
At 04:23 PM 7/2/98 -0500, Becky Draper wrote:
>I usually experience low bg only at night when I'm sleeping. I
>always wake up with the assistance of my cat. I have 2 cats. My
>siamese cat, Sasha, is MY kitty. Tiger, cat #2, is devoted to my
>husband and much prefers his lap over mine. However, when my bg takes
>a dive in the middle of the night, Tiger sits on my chest and DROOLS
>buckets on my neck, face and ears!! This only happens when my bg is
>going low. At no other time will Tiger sit on my lap or curl up in bed
>with me. Weird huh? Guess those critters are pretty smart huh?
>Tiger does this consistently. Although I have only had 2 lows at night
>since starting the pump in March. Pre-pump, when I used NPH, night time
>lows were pretty common for me.
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