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Re: [IP] Morning bg rise - not dawn effect



> I've found a slightly different effect (I think). If I get up at my
> usual time and eat breakfast, I do fine, but if I sleep in, my BG rises.
> BUT if I lengthen the time of the higher basal to compensate for
> possible sleeping in, I will have a hypo before lunch even if I eat and
> bolus properly for breakfast. 
> 
> I'm not sure that made sense!
> 
That make perfect sense. When you are sleeping, are less active, burn 
less energy and thus use less glucose. Same thing happens if you go on a 
long car trip and just sit all day. There is not an easy solution. 
Possibly you could use the higher basal normally and simply skip a fixed 
amount of insulin when you wake up on normal - early - days as part of 
your breakfast bolus -- might work.
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