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Re: [IP] Re: drawbacks


Sorry to hear about the snow and all the trouble it has caused. I don't
have this manual. But it sounds like the sensitvity factor you are
talking about. 100 being your goal and each unit of insulin brings you
down 42 pts. Each unit of insulin would bring me down 70 pts. I would
think, considering your low in the am that you may have a different
sensitivity factor.

JUDY102 wrote:
> Rona,
> The 42 is not one of the "unscienticfic" formula.  It is right out of Pumping
> Insulin Manual.  Please look it up.  This is the # you divide by after
> subtracting 100 from your BG reading.  For example, this am I was 266!  I
> subtracted 100==166.  I then took 166 and divided it by 42, which gives me my
> bolus of 3.9.  My BG at 2:35 this am woke me up.  It was 34.  I had a high
> yesterday of 474, bolus 7 units at 9 pm and then the results were an extreme
> hypoglycemic reaction.  I had to change my tubing, etc. We are in trouble here
> in Northwest Indiana.  We're snowed in, no electricity until after 1 pm and no
> phone.  My heat didn't come on until noon.  My basement has standing water
> because the emergency generator didn't work. Oh, well, it could have been
> worse.
> Judy P.
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