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Re: [IP] more insulin as time goes on



HI Katrina-You sound a little like me with your insulin-is your activity
level changing at all during these times?  I still have to eat every 2 and
1/2 hours 6 times daily at scheduled times to prevent lows while on the
pump. Just keep testing-before and after activities, meals stressful
situations etc.  This site has been fantastic for me I've never been able to
talk to anybody else on the pump and am learning a lot.  Thanks to all!
Carol T.
----- Original Message -----
From: Katrina Lemke <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Wednesday, September 13, 2000 11:10 PM
Subject: Re: [IP] more insulin as time goes on


> Well this is interesting.  I've been pumping since June and started out at
> an average of 0.7 basal and 15/1 carb/insulin ratio.  Those numbers rose
> steadily over the past couple of months until I was using an average basal
> of 1.5 and 8/1 carb ratio.  The past couple of weeks I've struggled to
keep
> my bg's above 70 and have been lowering all my rates like crazy and am now
> at 0.9 basal and 10/1 carb.  I was wondering if it's just my bod adjusting
> to the new insulin and control.  I hope it levels out soon - I could use a
> night without multiple lows.
>
> Katrina
>
> At 09:31 PM 9/13/2000 -0500, you wrote:
> > >>      Although the pump was working great for me in the beginning, I'm
> > finding I have to use more and more insulin as time goes on.   <<
> >
> >Shannon,
> >
> >I have been using a pump now for about six weeks. I have been insulin
> >dependent for about thirty seven years. I, too, have noticed what seems
> >like a need for more and more insulin to cover the same amount of food.
> >I suppose there may be a psychological component to this, but I haven't
> >any real idea why it might be so. Let's see what the other pumpers have
> >to say about it.
> >
> >Nick Trubov
> >Fort Smith, Ark.
> >email @ redacted
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