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Re: [IP] Skpping Meals (was humalog)
I DID NOT write the original piece about going low while driving. I TEST MORE
when I am out of my routine - my post stated just that and then some. It was
a fairly new (I think ) poster named Pat who had the major problem and was
stating that you should not skip meals.
Linda & Dax
> That wasn't me... I believe that it was email @ redacted who wrote the
> original message. I just replied to it.
> >> At 08:46 AM 5/28/2002 email @ redacted wrote:
> >> >"I hate to blow your theory that skipping meals is okay just because
> >> >on the pump. I drove alone from Maryland to Florida. Since I was
> >> >in a hurry, I skipped my supper. I reached a motel in South Carolina
> >> >hit the sack.
> >> <snip>
> >> >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
> >> >level was below zero that night!!
> >> In theory, if your basals were set correctly, you normally shouldn't
> >> dropped so low... but unfortunately everyone is different. I know that
> >> people (including myself) cannot rely on a constant basal rate from day
> >> day. Every day is different. Probably your basals were set too high for
> >> activity level that you had for that day. (I assume that you tested a
> >> times before bedtime, and that you were normal at that time). Most of
> >> newer pumps allow you to have multiple profiles to compensate for
> >> basal needs in different situations. I suspect that carrying in all of
> >> 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
> >> professionals may want to chime in here. It was obviously pretty low,
> >> though... just not literally below zero.
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