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[IP] Re: insulin-pumpers-digest V4 #616
In a message dated 11/09/2000 7:52:43 PM US Mountain Standard Time,
email @ redacted writes:
<< E: Thu, 09 Nov 2000 12:10:43 -0800
From: Katrina Lemke <email @ redacted>
Subject: Re: [IP] Reverse Dawn Phenom?
I have a similar experience. I've been diabetic for 37 years so it's not a
childhood thing. I didn't know I did this until I started pumping a few
months ago. My bg's don't drop as much as your son's, but I lower my
basals by 0.2 for what I call my Dawn Disappointment!
There are times it fluctuates for me (making it even more disappointing) so
I'd keep an eye out for changes.
At 06:48 PM 11/8/2000 -0600, you wrote:
>Hi Friends: Well, here is a question I have been meaning to get on
>here...anyone have a reverse of the Dawn Phenom? Our 4 year old was
>diagnosed almost 3 years ago and has ALWAYS dropped his bg levels by
>morning. NEVER have we had it where he would be high in the morning,
>meaning a rise in bg from early morning waking. He had not required
>night insulin (N at bedtime or even supper!) for over 2 years now. Now
>that we are pumping (2.5 months now) it is very visisble as we have
>performed fasting tests to set his night basals. He drops from 3am to
>6am...consistently. We have now got our night basals set at .1 from
>11pm to 4am and then 0zero him out from 5am and 6am, rising again by
>7am. This works great now that we have zeroed out the 2 basals.
>It is amazing to see how he drops like that! Another family of a 4 year
>old that pumps as well is finding the same thing and they USED to
>experience Dawn Phenom BEFORE pumping? Is this just a 4 year old thing
>or does anyone else have this as well? I would think the honeymoon is
>Take care all! Thanks for the responses!
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