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Re: [IP] Re: drawbacks
I have a similar problem wtih constant lows. That is why my doctor
reccomended the pump. I often don't feel the symptoms coming on, which
is extremely frightening to me. If I awaken in my sleep (nightmares-of
course) My bg could be as low as 30, and I feel like I'm dying,driping
in sweat. Not only that, but I am so exhausted from the ups and downs.
If I awaken in the night I'm tired all day, and visa/versa.
However, since I have started the pump this hasn't been an issue for me.
I try to be extremely careful with my calculations, after all I am a
> Sometimes at night I use the #52 instead of 42. While in DCCT, they indicated
> that I wouldn't be a good candidate for the pump because of my sensitivity to
> R. They are pleasantly surprised with the success of the pump, as I am. Now,
> when I've become discouraged, they really encourage me to remain on the pump.
> My endo said he couldn't take care of me if I got off of it! What a switch.
> If my problem with these extreme lows continue, I will reevaluate my basal
> rates for sure. Also, I've pretty much lost the ability to recognize lows. I
> must be in the low 50's, or 40s to notice. Last night, not only did I awaken
> with a nightmare (very common), but I was totally diaphoretic. It still
> scares me after all these years. Thanks for the advice.
> Judy P.
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