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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.
> Sam
> >> 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.
> >> <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
> >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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