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Re: [IPp] temporary basal rates on long car journeys

It is sort of trail and error, and depends on how small/large his basals are
currently.  I have tried 120% for the time in the car, and that was not
quite enough, but that resulted in such a small actual change.  I would try
the max the pump will allow (ours is 140%) and see if that works (temporary
basal rate).   I have also thought of setting up a separate basal pattern
with higher levels for travel.  The best approach is probably test, test,
test....and correct as necessary while you tweak it this first time.  Good
luck.  Have a great trip.

Kristen - mom of Katie (14), Joe (12) and Will (10, dxd 3/05, pumping Cosmo
since 1/06!!)

On 7/20/06 4:12 AM, "Maya Bachner" <email @ redacted> wrote:

>  We are for the first time since diagnosis (Feb 06) of my son Benjamin (8
> years)
> going on a long car journey (7 hours). To avoid that his BG become too high,
> our
> Endo told us to temporarily increase his basal rates on such journeys. By how
> much should I increase it? For how long, the whole duration of the journey? I
> would be grateful if you would share any similar experiences with me.
>   Thanks
>   Maya   
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