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Re: [IP] low basal rates

Heidi, I have the same syndrome and I know that it can be frustrating 
at times because
things don't always seem to make sense. You are on replacement for the 

On Jun 19, 2006, at 7:14 PM, Heidi M. Huber wrote:

> I am a 45-year-old female with IDDM for 34 years and polyglandular 
> autoimmune
> disorder (Addison's, diabetes, hypothyroid).  I had basal rates on my 
> insulin
> pump ranging from 0.3-0.7 before my pregnancy 12 years ago.  After I 
> delivered
> my daughter, my basal rates started to substantially decrease.  I am 
> to the
> point where I have my pump set to 0.025 units/hr for greater than 
> 18hrs of the
> day and the highest rate is .375 units/hr.  I have been on three pumps 
> in the
> past 12 years and two episodes of placing a diluent in pumps because 
> the basal
> rates on the pumps were not able to be set lower than 0.025.  I have an
> endocrinologist that is reputed as one of the best and am wondering if 
> I am
> the only one who has this situation.  I am afraid to exercise at times 
> because
> of the low blood glucoses and often turn off my pump with lows still
> occurring.
> Heidi Huber
> .
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