Re: [IP] How long did it take...
Julie, I'm going to tell you what seems to be keeping my levels a bit more
even and if you haven't already done this, you may want to give it a try. I
take my insulin at least 20 minutes before eating (unless I'm low, of
course). Even if it's a low glycemic index food. If it's a high glycemic
index food, I may wait a little longer. You look at the whole picture and
try to make the best guess that you can.
And remember, if you go low, it's harder to control your levels for
awhile. That's because your liver kicks in to protect you. I've been on
the pump for 7 months and have only had Type 1 for 1 year and it's been a
struggle, but I'm getting better at this as time goes by. Have you read the
book, Pumping Insulin? It's a wonderful resource.
Also, it takes awhile to adjust your basal insulin and get it just right. I
felt that I needed an adjustment and the doctor said I didn't. Well, he was
wrong and when I adjusted it myself, my levels got much better. Just
remember, if you make adjustments on your own, make them in very small
increments, so that you don't go too low.
Good luck and let me know if you learn anything that you can teach me.
On Tue, Jul 26, 2011 at 9:36 AM, Julie Miley <email @ redacted> wrote:
> for your diabetes control to "settle down" after you went on the pump? I've
> found a good type of infusion set for me, but am still struggling to keep my
> BG under 200. :( Just when I have a day when things seem to be going well,
> the next day I'm all over the place. UGH! I've been on my pump for only a
> month, so maybe I'm being impatient and just need to relax a bit. I'd like
> to hear from others on this list about your experiences once you were
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