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Re: [IP] I'm home!!

In defense of Amy, I have been hearing all of the raves about glucose tabs
here and couldn't remember why I didn't use them.  So I did a test.  I seem
to have predictable hypos at the same time of day that need the same amount
of carbs.  I am adjusting my insulin to stop this but thought why not use
them to test reaction times.  Twice I treated with 20g carb of Glucose Tabs,
and both times 1/2 hour later I was 10 points lower, and an hour later was
20 points lower. (Good thing i started at 65 and could treat the 35 with
something else.  After an hour I drank some OJ and it went up.  two hours
later my bg spiked.  Ok then two times I tried tried 20g Carb of Sweet Tarts
and had the same reaction.  Both times started between 65-70.  Then last,
two times I tried it with 26g carb of OJ and both times within 1/2 hour my
bg was up to 95.    Bg did not spike later.  So I guess neither glucose tabs
nor sweet tarts work for me.  Amy might have been better off using something

What works for me is Lifesavers (~20 minutes), OJ (~15 minutes), or Regular
Soda(~25 minutes).  When I was younger my moms cureall was mixing two
tablespoons of sugar into an 8oz glass of OJ.  It always took me from 20-100
real fast. <LOL>

-- Sherry
-----Original Message-----
From: oldscar <email @ redacted>
To: email @ redacted <email @ redacted>
Date: Thursday, July 01, 1999 6:56 PM
Subject: Re: [IP] I'm home!!

>Amy, if you don't like glucose tablets to raise low blood sugar, try sweet
>tarts, they work just as fast or faster , taste good, and are alot cheaper
>to purchase.  If the sweet tarts or glucose tablets don't raise your blood
>sugar after a substantial amount eaten your basal rate is probably to high.
>Rule of thumb: For a low blood sugar 15 to 20 grams of fast acting
>carbohydrates should raise it to a safer level.  It varies from person to
>person.  Good luck!!  Better days are just around the corner with the pump.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: amy m <email @ redacted>
>To: <email @ redacted>
>Sent: Thursday, July 01, 1999 2:28 PM
>Subject: [IP] I'm home!!
>> Hey All
>>  Well, you know what the hospital experience was like!! I'm glad to be
>> home!! Left feeling sick, so just got some Phenergan and went, I
>> refused to stay any longer. My bg are ok, very good for me, no where
>> near as many bounces...some lows last night, from the 40s to 80s, so
>> pump was off like 4 hours, my parents didn't sleep much, up at least
>> once an hour. Called the endo an hour ago, decreased the basal rate
>> from .7 all day, to .6 from 9 pm to 4 am..of course, i'm so out of it
>> now, I couldn't even get the pump to program correctly! had to call
>> Minimed for their help! So, definitely a restless few weeks to come,
>> but my bg @ bfast..87 at 10:30 am, was still 87 2 hours later!!
>>  So, they want us to call daily, which I'm sure we will. I decided I
>> couldn't really handle going away this weekend, I didn't want to be a
>> zombie at someone else's house!
>>  I see my pump's potential, just haven't quite reached it yet! and I
>> hate glucose tabs and they don't keep my bg up, which is probalby why
>> the lows keep coming and staying, even with the pump off.
>>  One thing my pump trainer didn't answer too well was about ordering
>> supplies, b/c I do it straight through mM and she wasn't through them,
>> so any ideas? should I just talk with MM on the phone to decide? I mean
>> in a mnoth or so, I'm not sure if I'll stick with sofsets or what. My
>> cde said I can leave in the reservoir for six days, and then change it,
>> so I'm not quite sure yet. But I've heard insulin doesn't last so long
>> in the hot summer, so i may stick with 3 days in the beginning, plus
>> it'd be a full 300 units at least for 6 days, so...
>>  It's nice not to have to eat at certain times or remember a shot, in
>> fact, on the start up day, they got behind, thank goodness we weren't
>> just diabetics on shots, otherwise 2 of us would've bottomed out...we
>> didn't get lunch until 2:30 and we had started our days at like 6am ,
>> so that was neat.
>>  Well, I'm pooped
>>  Thanks for your support all!
>>  Amy
>>  D 10+ years, Pumper 4 days
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