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Re: [IP] nightime basals AGAIN!
> you can set a temp
> basal for the amount of time between first going to bed and the time
> the basal rate changes. Am I assuming correctly that the time of
> the basal change is a constant? For example: tonight Jack went to
> bed at 9:15. Say that at midnight he starts to require less
> So tonight I could set a temp basal for 9:30 to midnight, but if
> TOMORROW he
> goes to bed at 8 pm I would set a temp basal for 8pm to midnight. I
> have to admit that I thought I was pretty savvy about figuring out
> insulin on MDI, but I'm still feeling pretty lost when it comes to
> this pump.
Well, that works for Lily, but she has never had 4 hours between
going to bed and the nite time basal change. Maybe 3 maximum.
Her night time rate requirement has always been pretty high and
steady until about 4 in the morning. The scenario that the other
young lady is seeing with a peak requirement on falling asleep that
declines to a low rate after a couple of hours I've never experienced
with Lily, you are folks are charting new waters. Lily's nite time
temp rates typicall never ran more than 20 - 30% above her regular
night time rate and most of the time were the same or maybe a tenth
more. It WAS a big jump from her evening rate which made it difficult
or impossible to set a fixed basal rate in her pump for that period
of time. For the scenario with a big peak requirement I would be
inclined to try a bolus instead. We tried that and found that a
longer period of insulin coverage was needed when she went to bed
earlier so abandoned the technique.
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