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Re: [IP] High BGs--Advice, Please!
- Subject: Re: [IP] High BGs--Advice, Please!
- From: email @ redacted
- Date: Sat, 17 Oct 1998 23:11:34 EDT
I wish I could tell you exactly what the problem is. I can't, I can only
suggest a few things to consider. One, is this by chance the week before your
menstrual period? Hormones do crazy things to our bodies. Many women have a
pms rise in blood sugars.
If it's not that, then my vote is for the stress. Or a combination of stress
and a different level of physical activity. I recently returned to college.
My daily routine is considerably different than what it was during the summer.
I am experiencing more highs than I used to (many more than I would like!) and
am in the process of reevaluating my basals.
If your highs are that stubborn and consistent, a good place to start would be
increasing your basals. Are your highs occuring at all hours, or can you
narrow it down to a range, say afternoon? (my particular problem) You may not
need to change all your basals, just some.
The lows you've had are kind of mis-fits, though. Are you sure they can't be
attributed to incorrect carb counting or bursts of physical exercise?
Another thing to consider is the insulin that you are using. I don't claim to
have any scientific knowlege on this, but some people are reporting that
Humalog isn't working as well for them as it did when they first tried it. I
would try changing basals before changing insulins, however.
Good luck getting it sorted out. I do know that stress is a known factor in
bg control. Hang in there!
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