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RE: [IP] Re: Surgery

What is the reasoning for the basal being cut in half? If the basal is set
properly the BG won't raise or fall for a long time. On injections the
insulin was cut in half because no food was consumed
That would cause you Bg's to drop low.

John S Wilkinson, 
Rome, New York

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Subject: Re: [IP] Re: Surgery

I had arthroscopic knee surgery last Thursday.  Not a long procedure  by any

means, but I was knocked out.  I kept the pump on and told them that  my
and I had discussed the pump and decided to lower the basal rate for  three 
hours ahead of until about 3 hours past the surgery.  This is the  same plan
used when I had carpal tunnel surgery a month ago.  The surgeon  and 
 anesthesiologist would rather you run high and the endo would rather you
didn't. I did not, under any circumstances, want to take the pump off and
let them control 
my insulin use - they won't do as good a job of it!
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