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Re: [IP] Question/possible suggestions?



> Hi all:
> Ok, been on novalog for almost two weeks now.
> 
> The good thing is that I have managed to set basals etc. w/o
> crashing any longer and I am happy with that.
> 
> My problem still exists in a few areas:
> 1.	The novalog seems to delay even longer than the
>  humalog
> 2.	I usually wake up around 6-6:30 am and test b.g.
>  and then usually eat 2-3 hours after I wake up.  From
>  the time I test fasting to the time I test before eating,
>  my b.g. are rising around 40-60 pts and I can't figure
>  out which basal to raise.
> 3.	My b.g. are still rising after I eat breakfast even up to
>  2-3 hrs after I eat it.
> 

you might try using the simulator on the IP web site. See:

http://www.insulin-pumpers.org/howto.shtml
"Insulin Pumper's Basal Rate Estimator"

This is not a model of YOU, but will help illustrate typical bg 
response and timing requirements for basal adjustments.

Michael

> Question:
>  Have any of you tried bolusing say like 1.0 U after your fasting
>  b.g. and
> then bolus for your breakfast deducting the 1.0 from it to see if
> that will help lower the spike after eating?
> 
>  The way I figure it, if the insulin is delaying 2-3 hours after I
>  take it,
> it will actually be setting in 2-3 hours after I eat and will absorb
> a little of the spike.
> 
>  I have to change my set again tomorrow and am not going to make any
> changes...am going to leave basal rates since I'm not sure which one
> to change (3A-5A) or (5A-7A)  but I think I would like to try the
> 1.0 at fasting but don't know if I deduct that from my bolus for
> what I am eating will be right....
> 
>  If any of you have tried this or have any suggestions, I would be
>  most
> grateful.
> 
>  Thx.
>  Kathy Bruckmeyer
> email @ redacted
> diab 35 yrs pumping 12/00
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