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Re: [IP] Adults suddenly out of control ...
- Subject: Re: [IP] Adults suddenly out of control ...
- From: email @ redacted
- Date: Fri, 11 May 2001 21:42:43 EDT
In a message dated 5/11/01 5:58:25 PM, email @ redacted writes:
<< So in my case age seemed to have made sugars more difficult to control.
Pre and post pregnancy also changed my control. <snip>. Of course you guys
don't have these kinds of fluctuations! >>
I have also found on the whole that age has made my diabetes more difficult
to control -- luckily, techniques (specifically the advent of home blood
glucose monitoring and pumping) have improved. I have been diabetic since
1955, at age 8. I would say, on the whole, smaller changes in food intake,
activity, hormones, etc., make for bigger effects. But one area in which it
seems easier is that I no longer seem to have a rebound to hypoglycemia (this
of course makes it much easier to pass out, but it is easier to figure out
causes of hyperglycemia <gr.>).
But, my goodness, without my 10 or more tests a day and pumping, I don't see
how I ever would have been able to get through menopause. Talk about
ridiculous swings! I actually am keeping in pretty good control, but only by
really obsessive attention to it -- I try to catch things early. I have had
high levels of insulin need that matched these with premenstrual hormones,
illness and stress and such, but if I ever had insulin needs that match my
current low basal rates, I certainly don't remember them. Do any of you
postmenopausal women find your insulin need has gone way down? The current
low rates still seem to be sort of cyclical.
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