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Re: [IP] Skpping Meals (was humalog)
You know what you did wrong:(1) not allowing for extra driving-1 bread/hr driving, (2) not allowing for carry over of exercise effects for 6-12 hrs. My CDE has a neat technique for testing Basal rate which is to skip a meal and make sure BS is OK. This is done for all meals, one at a time. Come, Sam, You know this stuff.
> At 08:46 AM 5/28/2002 email @ redacted wrote:
> >"I hate to blow your theory that skipping meals is okay just because we're
> >on the pump. I drove alone from Maryland to Florida. Since I was somewhat
> >in a hurry, I skipped my supper. I reached a motel in South Carolina and
> >hit the sack.
> >That was the all time worst
> >insulin reaction I ever had, and I must admit that I probably have had over
> >1000 reactions in my 52 yr diabetes history!! I suspect that my blood sugar
> >level was below zero that night!!
> In theory, if your basals were set correctly, you normally shouldn't have
> dropped so low... but unfortunately everyone is different. I know that some
> people (including myself) cannot rely on a constant basal rate from day to
> day. Every day is different. Probably your basals were set too high for the
> activity level that you had for that day. (I assume that you tested a few
> times before bedtime, and that you were normal at that time). Most of the
> newer pumps allow you to have multiple profiles to compensate for different
> basal needs in different situations. I suspect that carrying in all of the
> luggage, etc. was probably what did it.
> I do not think that it is possible for your BG's to go below zero. I
> believe that at zero you'd be dead (or close to it)... some of the medical
> professionals may want to chime in here. It was obviously pretty low,
> though... just not literally below zero.
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