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Re: [IP] ONE RATE!!!!!!!!!!
- Subject: Re: [IP] ONE RATE!!!!!!!!!!
- From: "Michael" <email @ redacted>
- Date: Mon, 19 Oct 1998 13:52:31 +0000
> Hey no reason to get so excited Michael!!! Sometimes when they start people
> on the pump they start them with one flat basal rate, based on body
> And personally, my basal rates vary from .5 - .7 - not a HUGE difference and I
> certainly wouldn't DIE if I just averaged them all at .6.
> I know you are just being helpful...but it aint that horrible to have just one
Verryyy interestinggggg, as Colnel Klink would say.
My experience with this is admittedly limited. I only note it because
Lily's basal rates varied from 0.1 morning, 0.0 (in afternoon), to
0.8 u/hr at night when she first went on the pump after we final got
her profiled. What the doc gave us was almost exactly the opposite of
what she needed and caused hugh bg swings (obviously). The same was
true of her 2 shot a day routine. The clinic prescribed a big morning
dose of nph and a little evening dose. This was with two different
docs at two different clinics, both well known and highly thought of.
Clearly, in both cases, they just guessed, rather than basing
the insulin requirements on observation and measurement. There is no
substitute for 'checking' it out yourself. It's pretty clear the
medical teams are not going to do it for you. I think the problem is
that the med teams are trained in a manner that assumes all diabetics
respond and react the same way. I like that word
assume, I was taught that it means
"makes an ASS of U and ME"
just my 0.03 cents worth.
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