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Re: [IP] *comparison* survey
In a message dated 7/2/01 10:01:57 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
email @ redacted writes:
> >>> I know everybody is different but I'm wondering what kind of basals you
> guys are on. <snip> In reading some of your posts, it seems that my basal
> a bit high (1-1.1) and I'm just curious.>>>
> Your first 5 words are your answer. If you require the basal you are on - so
> what if someone else's is 0.1, etc. The MM pump can be set for up to 35u -
> it's needed it's needed. Don't try to make yourself *sicker, better, worse,
> different, odd, insufficient, inadequate* or anything else. You are you and
> what you need is tailor-made.
I TOTALLY agree with Jan!!! Even on different pumps, my basals are
different!! When I was on the Htron, my basals were higher than on my Dtron
now. Why? I have no clue but that's the way it is. I've heard many
different basal rates and I think yours is right in there with a lot of
others. You may or may not be insulin resistant, I think a lot of it depends
on quite a few things.... your body mass, if you are insulin resistant or
very sensative to insulin, your daily activities, etc. Myself, I'm quite
lethargic, ok, lazy!! I'm also very sensative to insulin so I don't have to
take a lot, however, if I was more active, I could probably drop my rate a
bit. So again, I agree with Jan and say not to worry how much you take, if
it works for you, that's all that matters!!!
Elizabeth and 'Bruno'
pumping since 4/21/01
dx 10/01/81 type 1
Florida.... where it's DANG HOT!!!!
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