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Re: [IP] basal rates

Rick has 4 basal profiles.  The first being from midnight to 3am.  Then from
3am to 8am, 8am to 4pm and 4pm to midnight.  These seem to work good for
him.  We can test around midnight and again at 3am.  If the 3am reading is
higher than the midnight reading we increase his #1 basal by increments of
.1 unit. until we get the 3am reading we want.  The same goes for the #2
Your problem appears to be the period between midnight and 3am.  Her BG's
are increasing to much in that period of time.  Then for the rest of the
night her BG's do decrease.  If she were able to maintain a BG at 3am close
to the 11:30pm reading then it would appear that her 7am reading would
follow suit.
I would set up a midnight to 3am profile and increase it by .1 unit from her
usual.  I am assuming that she is just one basal rate at this time.  Test
again at the same times, making sure that her midnight reading isn't too
Good luck
The Verreault Family
Borden, Ontario, Canada
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-----Original Message-----
From: Duck And Barb <email @ redacted>
To: email @ redacted
<email @ redacted>
Date: March 30, 1999 11:41 AM
Subject: [IP] basal rates

>Question:  Erica's sugars consistently go up after 11:30pm.until mid
>Most nights we see this....  11:30pm-108, 3:00am- 234, 7:00am-180
>My question is, if we want to stop the gradual rise in blood sugars
>around midnight to 3am, when do we increase the basal rate....would it
>be 1-2 hours before the actual onset of increased blood sugars and then
>lower the basal rate 1-2 hours before it actually starts to show a
>pattern of coming down?  Most of the literature is based on Regular
>insulin and Humalog is so much faster.
>Today at lunch I thought we were in trouble.  I was Easter shopping this
>morning and had my phone calls forwarded to my cell phone. When Erica
>called me with her recess  BG reading it was a tad high so we added .2
>to her bolus to bring it down some.  When she came home for lunch she
>was 324!  Yikes!  My first thought was oh oh, time to change the site.
>I had the checked the site before she left for school.  It looked fine,
>there were no bubbles in the tubing so off she went.  There was a hint
>of panic as I would only have 45 minutes to prep her and insert the new
>set!  I stopped for a second and said "Erica, did you do your bolus when
>you got off the phone this morning?"  She looked a little puzzled, then
>a little smile and when we looked at the pump we found the answer.  Last
>bolus 7:30am.  What a relief it was that it was something so easily
>corrected! PHEW!
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