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Re: [IP] Basal Rate and Insulin Resistance



This increase in basal is probably done to reduce dawn phenomenon effects.
Usually, early in the morning your body starts secreting lots of hormones to
get you ready for the day and all these hormones usually increases your
blood sugar.

"Richard D. Spector" wrote:

> I am a college student so when I go to school my basal rate needs to be
> higher to count for the "stress factor"  My rate is as follow: 12:00
> am=.7, 4:00am .9, 6:00am 1.2, 12:00pm to midnight is .7  .    My
> question is, is it unusual to have such a change in basal rates from the
> 1.2 from 6-12 then drop it all the way down to .7 at 12:00pm.  I am
> wondering if I am building up insulin resistance in the mornings by
> setting my basal rate so high.  I really don't get many lows at school.
> Once in awhile.  More unexplained highs than anything.
> Sometimes I can start my morning at 6:00am with a BG of 92 and by
> 12:00pm it can be around 140-150.  Not always but sometimes.   I don't
> eat until after I get home from school which is about 12:30pm.  So have
> I trained my body to require the added insulin in the mornings.  If I
> lowered the basal rate in the morning and just let my blood sugars run
> high for a little while would my body get use to the lower/lesser basal
> rate and not require as much insulin.
>
> I know strange question but just curios.  Going from 1.2 to .7 seems
> like such a huge difference for a basal rate.
>
> Thanks,
> Richard
>
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