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Re: [IPu] Continuous BG monitoring
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Sent: Saturday, March 16, 2002 8:23 AM
Subject: Re: [IPu] Continuous BG monitoring
> Thanks Anne, that's very helpful, I'll try the same formula. (I think you
> increasing by 0.1 of a unit, or 0.2, per hour.)
Yes, sorry about that I have sent another message regardng this ..
> I put on weight at first too, but in the last 12 months I have managed to
> a little. I found the difference was, like you, cutting back on the amount
> ate. Also snacking less, cutting out some fat, and walking 4 times a week
> friends (I'm the only one with a young child but she usually sleeps in the
It seems like we are using the same method here, I am glad it is working
for you also:-]
> My insulin needs have come down too since being on the pump too, I was on
> units total /day, now its about 38 -42.
> I found after losing about 2 kg I could reduce my basals, but before that,
> when eating less I gave myself less insulin for meal boluses.
This is also the best method for me ..
> Also any sort of increased activity like walking, gardening, vacuuming or
> mopping would give me hypo's unless I put in a temporary basal rate of
> 1/4 of the usual hourly rate. (I prefer to reduce my insulin rather than
> more calories by eating extra carbo. to cover the exercise.)
I agree, this is one more advantage of the pump, not having to eat before
walking etc which always seemed to defeat the purpose.
Before becoming diabetic I drank a lot of juice so now I occasionaly drink
it before long periods of house work or exercise, as a treat, but yes I also
adjust basals. Suspending the pump for walking works also as half an hour
after I am home they have stayed the same as they were before I left.
> Unfortunately I started blood pressure tablets this week, so now I'm also
> trying to reduce salt and stress as well!
Sorry to hear this, will the tablets have any effect on you levels?
No matter what we do there is always something else that effects our levels,
a never ending learning experience:) At least with the pump problems can be
dealt with quickly and more efficiently!
Type 1, 11 years
Pumper 10 Months
> Lynette Wamsteker
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