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Re: [IP] pump vs MDI



Hey Sam,

I'm with you; the 3 a.m. thing is only to get the basals right. It sounds 
like I have had miraculous luck in getting started; got on the Disetronic 
HTron Plus one week ago tonight and in 25 years of diabetes, have NEVER, 
EVER seen or even hoped for the leveled out blood sugars I've seen. I've 
hovered mostly between 110 and 150, but had a blip of 240 at 2-5 a.m. as 
many do. This was fixed by going from .7 basal to .8 during those hours. I'm 
not up at 3 a.m. any more, and I've had only 2 episodes of low blood sugar 
in the past week. This has been great.


From: Sam Skopp <email @ redacted>
Reply-To: email @ redacted
To: email @ redacted
Subject: Re: [IP] pump vs MDI
Date: Mon, 01 Nov 1999 15:56:57 -0800

At 03:43 PM 11/1/1999  Evelyn Lieberman wrote:
>I agree with all those statements about the pump and better control,
>etc.  I'm just here to tell you that your hubby might still not get a
>good night's sleep.  I get up at a minimum at 3 am to test.  I am sure a
>great majority of other pumpers do the same thing.

I almost never get up at 3am to test. I was told that it was only necessary
at the beginning, to get your basals straight. Otherwise, testing a 3am is
only a rare occasional thing, just to make sure that things are still in
the right ballpark.

Sam


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