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Re: [IP] Medtronic Paradigm 523 Question



 I think you might be on to something with the fats issue. I'm going to keep
track and see if that's what's causing my problems. Thanks!

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> On Feb 28, 2014, at 10:16 PM, Susan Lane <email @ redacted> wrote:
> 
> I know everyone is different and there are different opinions on this, but
> I feel that I can be affected by fats many hours after eating them.  Even
> if I eat them at lunch and everything seems fine when I go to sleep, I will
> often wake up on the high side.  You may want to experiment and eat a high
> fat diet for a few days and see if you're high in the morning.  Then eat a
> very low fat diet for three days and see if you still wake up high.  This
> may have nothing to do with your situation, but it would be interesting to
> see and  rule it out.  Susan
> 
> 
>> On Fri, Feb 28, 2014 at 6:49 PM, Carol reeves <email @ redacted> wrote:
>> 
>> Interesting... How would I account for that if my bedtime sugar was fine?
>> 
>> Sent from my iPhone
>> 
>>> On Feb 28, 2014, at 5:09 PM, Susan Lane <email @ redacted> wrote:
>>> 
>>> It may be from what you're eating the day before.  That can make a
>>> difference in my opinion.
>>> 
>>> 
>>>> On Fri, Feb 28, 2014 at 5:33 PM, Carol Reeves <email @ redacted>
>> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>> Yes, I measure the peanut butter (as much as is possible since it's
>> pretty
>>>> sticky) and I use the same package of English muffins and they all look
>> to
>>>> be
>>>> pretty much the same size and I take the carb count off the package. I
>>>> even had
>>>> my husband measure out the milk in my lattes so they would be
>> consistent.
>>>> Still,
>>>> one day after two hours it jumps to 240 and the next day it drops to 55.
>>>> That's
>>>> a BIG difference for a small amount of difference in peanut butter or
>> size
>>>> of
>>>> muffin or teaspoon of milk.
>>>> 
>>>> I'm not sure how to test my basal rate, but I also don't understand why
>>>> that
>>>> could make eating the exact same thing for days result in highs on some
>>>> days and
>>>> lows on others. I'm still new at this, so if you could explain that I'd
>> be
>>>> grateful!
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>>> On Feb 28, 2014, at 4:04 PM, Laura Arnold wrote:
>>>>> 
>>>>> Are u measuring the peanut butter every time??
>>>>> I know it may sound silly but do u measure what your husband puts in
>> your
>>>>> latte? I don't cook but my husband does and is very supportive of my
>>>> diabetes
>>>>> and eating healthy but sometimes he'll add something or not measure
>>>> exactly
>>>> and
>>>>> it can make a difference!!
>>>>> If it's not the food/carb counting - try testing your basal rate!
>>>>> 
>>>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>>> 
>>>>>> On Feb 28, 2014, at 6:52 PM, Carol reeves <email @ redacted>
>> wrote:
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> I have an English muffin with peanut butter and a latte that my
>> husband
>>>>> makes.
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> On Feb 28, 2014, at 3:41 PM, Laura Arnold <email @ redacted>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> What are u eating for breakfast?
>>>>>>> Laura
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>> On Feb 28, 2014, at 6:34 PM, Carol reeves <email @ redacted>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>> I check my sugars, as you suggested Natacha, and then let the bolus
>>>> wizard
>>>>>>>> calculate the amount of insulin after inserting the number of carbs
>>>> to be
>>>>>>> eaten.
>>>>>>>> Then I check my BG again (after a couple hours) and that's where the
>>>>>>>> inconsistency is. Any other ideas?
>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>> On Feb 28, 2014, at 3:19 PM, Nastacha Johnson <email @ redacted>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>> check your sugars before eating --
>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>> bolus according to the amount of carbs you will be eating --
>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>> then check sugars again --
>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>> :)
>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>>>>>>> From: Carol Reeves <email @ redacted>
>>>>>>>>> To: ip <email @ redacted>
>>>>>>>>> Sent: Fri, Feb 28, 2014 5:13 pm
>>>>>>>>> Subject: [IP] Medtronic Paradigm 523 Question
>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>> I just started on the Medtronic pump about 6 weeks ago and am
>> really
>>>>>>>>> rustrated. I've been working with my CDE, but neither of us can
>>>> figure
>>>> out
>>>>>>>>> why
>>>>>>>>> y morning blood sugars are high after breakfast one day and low the
>>>> next.
>>>>>>>>> I've
>>>>>>>>> aten the exact same breakfast everyday for two weeks and it never
>>>> seems
>>>> to
>>>>>>> be
>>>>>>>>> redictable. Any ideas or suggestions? Activity stays the same,
>> stress
>>>>> stays
>>>>>>>>> the
>>>>>>>>> ame... What are we missing???
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