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Re: [IP] Overnight basal testing

Thats what I'm trying to do, but the paradigm workbook says your suppose to do the night time basal first.  I guess I could do the daytimes first.   Thanks 

Summer (dx'd 1986 at age 4)
Pumping Nov.12/02 - Blue Paradigm

> The best way to test your basal rate is to not eat and 
> test throughout the day to see how your blood sugars 
> are. If they are low without eating, then it is your 
> basals. I did this and found the best basal rates for 
> me that way. If you can't fast all day...which is VERY 
> HARD, then break it up into two different days. Just 
> make sure that when you do this, make sure you are 
> starting within the normal glucose range without any 
> corrections. You don't want anything to influence your 
> blood sugars except for your basal rate. Also, I 
> skipped exercise for that day so that it didn't have 
> an effect either.
> Good Luck!
> Pati Akerman
> Diagnosed 28 years ago
> Pumper for last 1.5 years
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> >Well I tried to test my over night basal but went low 
> just after supper and then went to  14.8 -2 hours 
> later so I quit that and now I'm pigging out! I made 
> it 3 1/2 hours without food!! YIKES!  I'll have to try 
> again tomorrow.  My question is, they say if you go 
> low after supper to abort the over night test and call 
> your trainer to adjust boluses but I can't figure out 
> my boluses till I know if my basals are making me 
> low!  I do seem to always go low 1 hour after I eat so 
> I've gone from 1u-7c to 1u - 10c and still go low so 
> I've even lowered that some and it still not 
> working??  Anyone have this problem?  My trainers are 
> out of town till tuesday so I can't phone them I can 
> phone another trainer in the city whom I've never met 
> but don't really see the need I'd rather wait till 
> tuesday.
> >
> >Summer (dx'd 1986 at age 4)
> >Pumping Nov.12/02 - Blue Paradigm
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