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[IP] Carb Ratios, Basals, RAPIDS??????
- Subject: [IP] Carb Ratios, Basals, RAPIDS??????
- From: "Dianne De Mink" <email @ redacted>
- Date: Fri, 05 May 2000 08:32:53 CDT
Sara- Thanks for responding. Yes, I've been Type I 35 years, always
'brittle', went through menopause six years ago (hysterectomy) and I can go
all day without eating and keep normal BGs with the basals I've had. 1
unit for 11 CHO up until about 6 p.m. when I USED to have to change to 1 for
16 and later than that (9 p.m.) it's about 1 for 30. I try not to eat after
6 and usually this works, but lately my BG at bedtime has been high (250)
and I am a former nutritionist and am pretty good at guessing quantities -
even measuring them lately. Guess I'll just 'fall back' on the fasting
protocols tonight and see if anything brilliant occurs to me. Can't be
worse than getting up every 1 1/2 to 2 hours all night like I am now to
test, test, test. My exercise levels are fairly consistent- 3-4x a week at
the Y water aerobics with strength training on alternate days. I am
considerably overweight but stably so.
RAPID QUESTION: I recently (1 week ago) tried an 8cm Rapid instead of a
10 cm. Switched back to a 10cm. when the bedtime BG elevated. What happens
if the Rapid's too short? It doesn't poke or come out or anything but I
just gave up my Tenders about 4 months ago so that I could use straight
Humalog (not a mix with Regular) in my pump. That worked! But still
fooling around with the sizes. Like I said I' not skinny. Could the
insulin be pooling somewhere and not getting into the bloodstream fast
enough at night when I'm much more sedentary?
Please email me at email @ redacted so I don't lose any responses in
the digest. Thanks.
Dianne 35 years of Type I and still learning, and testing.
> My first post
I'm 55 and my basals change every couple of weeks!
Not only that but so do my insulin carb ratios
>Only a swag (scientific wild *** guess) here, but my
>first guess (without knowing any details) would be
>perhaps late menopause? What are your exercise
>routines like? Consistent/Variable? Could you be
>covering basals with boluses or vice versa? What is
>your normal range of carb-ratios and basal profiles?
>How long have you had diabetes? What is the average
>wind speed of a heavily laden swallow?
>-Sara G.(armchair warrior)
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