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Re: [IP] Skpping Meals (was humalog)
At 01:54 PM 5/28/02, you wrote:
>The above scenerio was a very scary one. But Pat was out of her normal
>routine (a time when we all need to be EXTRA viligent) and
>stressed. Stress can play havoc with Bg's (sometimes up sometimes down).
>So I think the original poster still has a valid point - if our basals are
>set correctly we may occasionally skip or delay a meal. If I am sitting
>here at my desk writing grants and end up skipping lunch then it really
>shouldn't matter a great deal. Now if it is on the weekend and I've been
>running up and down the stairs doing laundry, and cleaning house etc -
>then I may very well need to be sure that I eat.
>Now I believe that it is better in the long run and far healthier if I eat
>my regular meals, get all my veggies and fruit especially - but my pump
>gives me freedome that MDI didn't. As always - it is a very individual
>thing. So Pat's warning is valid - but not law.
>Linda & Dax
This is true, I also run lower when I am more active on the weekends. So,
rather than "feed the insulin" I drop my basal using a temporary basal for
that time period. This has taken practice to work out. When I exercise, I
don't particularly do it at the same time each day, especially on vacation,
etc., and I also have to temporarily drop my basal then. Sure, I can
continue to feed the insulin, but I gain weight doing so. By dropping my
basal on a temporary basis, I can avoid weight gains when I become active
(I admit it, I'm such a slug normally). I think this is also part of the
thought process behind more than one basal profile available on some pumps.
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