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



We have taken several long car trips and have traveled at night when our
daughter should be sleeping anyway.  We didn't make any changes and tested
every 4 hours or so when we stopped for gas.

On 7/20/06, Mark & Kristen Bridgeman <email @ redacted> wrote:
>
> Oops...let me also add that I would do it for the whole time you are
> traveling....including stops....Kristen
>
>
> On 7/20/06 7:01 AM, "Mark & Kristen Bridgeman" <email @ redacted>
> wrote:
>
> > 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.
> .
.
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