[Previous Months][Date Index][Thread Index][Join - Register][Login]
[Message Prev][Message Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]

Re: [IP] Re: women cycles and basal rates



Laura - 

what a refreshing thing to read - you sound so much like me we could be
twins!!!  Makes me feel so much better!  thanks for the reply!

Christa

--- Laura Lillie <email @ redacted> wrote:
> One of the first things that I found when I joined
> this group was the
> previously mentioned FAQ. That confirmed what I had
> suspected all along.
> None of my doctors (I had to change twice in the last
> 2 yrs due to moves,
> both mine and my doctors) could give me any help with
> my fluctuating bgs. I
> had begun to suspect hormones played a big part in it
> and the FAQ helped to
> explain it. Roughly 2 to 10 days prior to my cycle my
> bgs go up. My new
> strategy is to increase both my basal rate and
> bolus/carb ratio right when
> this starts. I also increase my testing to watch out
> for low bgs. What makes
> this even more challenging is that my insulin
> requirements change frequently
> during the day (even during normal times...I'm one of
> those few who uses
> (and needs to use) 8 - 10 basal rates) and each meal
> requires a different
> bolus/carb ratio.
> This strategy worked pretty well this month. Where
> normally my 14-day avg
> rose to 125-130, this month I was able to keep it to
> 116!
> 
> On the other side of the hormone swing, I usually
> have a time between cycles
> when my bgs drop suddenly. So I need to develop 3
> strategies - high, normal,
> low. The timing and duration of each is seldom the
> same. It has taken me
> awhile to come to grips with the fact that the only
> constancy with my
> diabetes is change!
> 
> Laura
> dxd 7/81
> pumping since 9/96
> 
> 
> ----------------------------------------------------------
> Insulin Pumpers website
> http://www.insulin-pumpers.org/
> for mail subscription assistance, contact:
> HELP@insulin-pumpers.org
> 

_________________________________________________________
Do You Yahoo!?
Get your free @yahoo.com address at http://mail.yahoo.com

----------------------------------------------------------
Insulin Pumpers website http://www.insulin-pumpers.org/
for mail subscription assistance, contact: HELP@insulin-pumpers.org