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Re: [IP] Re: A basal question for all of you

I do not go down to zero, but from 3pm-6pm, I am .10 and sometimes that
seems too high.  However, with my insulin duration of 5 hours, it's really
hard too tell.

Also, as we all know, every day is different.

John H

On Sun, Jun 29, 2014 at 11:39 AM, rbubar <
email @ redacted> wrote:

>  A couple of days ago, after a very long time on hold to talk with an
> Animas rep
> with a pump question (I had wanted to talk with them about this issue
> before but
> had given up two separate times when the HOLD time went on for ages yes, a
> very
> common problem). So no, obviously not a life or death issue. Several
> months ago
> I began programming my basals at 00.00u for several hours out of a day,
> and at
> less than .1u (eg., .025, .050, or .075) for a few more hours so yes, I
> use very
> little basal insulin in a 24 hour period. The NP I work with had concluded
> that
> my frequent lows were in good part a result of my basal levels, so down
> they
> went. According to the Animas rep AND the supervisor I spoke with, they
> had both
> never, EVER, heard of anyone using a 00.00 basal. And that of course
> related
> directly to my question for them  I have air spaces that develop right at
> the
> end of the tubing, just before the connection to the site. As a result of
> this
> discovery quite a while ago, I have been disconnecting and checking the
> tubing
> and then using a Fill to fill in the little space sometimes only .3 or .4
> but
> sometimes much more, before bolusing for food OR, to just make sure
> programmed
> basal insulin for other times of the day is actually getting into me. My
> boluses
> for food are sometimes quite small eg., .3 or .4 so that space can be the
> cause
> of a higher than expected bg nothing at all drastic because I keep lots of
> written records as well as downloaded pump and BG records so daily I have
> patterns I expect. Both the rep and the supervisor could not really come
> up with
> any answers for me but I did feel that they understood what I was saying
> (and
> that was great!). They wondered if maybe there just wasn t enough pressure
> in
> the pump, with all the hours of low or 00.00 basals, for the pump
> mechanism to
> keep the tubing filled but to explain just WHERE that air coming in was
> from?
> The supervisor wondered if just by me moving around there was enough give
> in the
> connection from the tubing to the site to allow this .hmmmm   . I co
>  keep checking  I would NOT want Animas to eliminate the 00.00 possibility.
> Also, it was a lengthy conversation so I was quickly one of those people
> taking
> up enough time to have the next person in line have to wait, and wait, and
> wait.
>  SO, my question, even with people using other pumps besides Animas, do
> any of
> you or your children, have 00.00 as any part of your basal program? Am I
> really
> the  only  one doing this? I should mention that I emailed IP last fall
> when I
> looked at the Tandem pump but I quickly realized that because their lowest
> basal
> level was .1/hr, I couldn t use their pump.
> Barbara, Type 1 for 63 years (time flies .)
> .
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