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[IP] Re: Thallium Stress Test



>>>I'll be going for a Thallium Stress Test in a couple days.  They said it
would
take 3-4 hours, not to have any caffeine and wear comfortable shoes and
clothes.  Any other suggestions or tips on what to do?  I plan on doing a
temporary basal and cutting down by 50% for an hour before and during the
test.>>>

Rose,

This is always puzzling to me when people plan to cut 50% or any percent.
When I had surgery 10/01 I told the anestheologist (who suggested I reduce
basal) that I *would* - depending on what my BG was. I tested before and was
169. I did nothing and a CDE was available for any advice. When I got out of
surgery she tested me and I was 149. I would have been way higher with any
reduction. I was very happy with the results of what I did. YMMV!!!

BTW, you just lie there with a thallium stress test so no activity involved
that would cause you to go low.

Jan (64 y/o, dx'd T-1 11/5/50, pmpg 8/23/83) & Bluda Sue (MM507C 3/99)
Dialyzing since 7/8/02 http://maxpages.com/bludasue  AND
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