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Re: [IP] that darn dawn phenomenon - HELP!

In a message dated 6/26/98 5:40:43 PM Mountain Daylight Time,
email @ redacted writes:

<< We had her on a .2 basal from 9:00pm through 9:00am then tried a .3
 basal for the same time period.  The results were:
      .2 basal                    .3 basal
   9:00pm  - 148               9:00pm  - 235
   12:00am - 266               12:00am - 101
    3:00am - 214                3:00am - 47(gave 2 glucose tabs = 80pts)
    7:00am - 190                7:00am - 70
    9:00am - 186                9:00am - 150
 I tried a third day with a .2 basal from 9:00pm until 12:00am and a .3
 basal from 3:00am and she went over 200 again at the 3:00am reading. 
 What I see when I look at these results is that .2 is too little and .3
 is too much.  Both of these rates were done after "vanilla" days so
 there aren't any other variables to deal with.
 What do you all see?


Since these two days have such varying bg's at 9:00, it is hard to pin down.
But, at first glance, it looks like you should try the .3 from 9:00pm til
midnight and then drop down to .2 somewhere between midnight and 2:00 am.
When you are profiling basals, look for the slope of the curve, not at the
actual numbers.  I suspect day 1's numbers (the column on the left) are more
typical of an average day simply because the starting bg is so much better.
The slope of the curve for day 1 is fairly flat from 3:00 a.m. onward so the
.2 rate is probably correct for that time, but running a .3 earlier in the
evening would bring down that midnight number.

Good luck, and rest assured, I'm going through the same processes on myself
right now.
Kayla is not alone!  And like her, I use a relatively small amount of

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