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Re: [IPu] How are we?



Hi Kathy,
Glad the weather hasn't "knocked you around" too much !

Sorry to hear about the hypo sounds like a "good one" (NOT) !!
Based on what happened with the 4.8 then food, then hypo the
next morning, it might be worth turning your basal down a bit
for a few hours overnight in that circumstance.

I find especially after pm exercise I am very Insulin
sensitive and turning my basal down 10 -20% for say 2 - 3 hours works ...

Sight problems with hypos are very disorientating aren't they ?

Pleased overall the NovoRapid has been a better  for you, keep up the
fine adjustment you may even find your Insulin needs fall a little further 
...

Warm Regards,
Janette
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kathy & Alex Scott" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Thursday, June 15, 2006 6:57 AM
Subject: [IPu] How are we?


> Hi there Janette,
> Thanks for asking about us all. We are quite safe here in Palmerston 
> North,
> although we have had some frosts and low temps overnight. Been a bit of a
> challenge to keep warm, but nothing unusual for winter!
> TV news has been interesting to watch especially the South Island with all 
> the
> snow and so many without power. Hard to imagine when one hasn't 
> experienced
> such extremes of weather.
> I wrote a while ago about changing to NovoRapid. It has been quite
> interesting. Over all I now take less insulin daily, have had only a few 
> tests
> in double figures which are rectified quickly - much quicker than Humalog 
> did
> for me. I am waiting for my next HbA1c and hoping for a good reduction. I 
> did
> have a nasty hypo the other morning - probably my own fault. I was 4.8 at
> bedtime and although I had something to eat was probably not enough. I 
> woke
> suddenly about 5.15 am with cramp in my calf and when I tried to get out 
> of
> bed actually fell out, hitting my forehead on the bedside cabinet. I 
> staggered
> into the loo and then to the kitchen with Alex trailing along behind me 
> asking
> if I was all right. For some reason I could hardly see and instead of 
> going
> straight for the jellybeans I tried to do a blood test  - it was 1.9. I
> managed to poke some jbees into my mouth and staggered back to bed and 
> then
> Alex obligingly brought me a hot drink and more food. I must have gone 
> back to
> sleep for a while and then at breakfast time I had rebounded up to 14.9. 
> But I
> had a very busy day ahead of me and was reluctant to correct it too much 
> as I
> didn't want to crash again. However I was okay again by the evening. I 
> still
> have a tender forehead! That is the worst episode I have had in 31 and !/2
> years!
> Thanks Janette for all you do for us and also for supplying articles etc.
> Always interesting to see what is going on and latest opinions on various
> things.
> Kathy
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