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Re: [IPk] Re: nighttime basals



Di,
I often wonder which way things are heading, whether it's up or down. I
think my bg is going up before I go to bed as it often drops to 4 or below
after dinner but then climbs up again. Could this be a late "spike" from
dinner ?(as late as 11pm) or just a sign that my basal rate is too low? (I
very rarely eat any meat or cheese at dinner).

Has the 3 day sensor helped at all?

Zok
----- Original Message -----
From: "Diana Maynard" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Monday, April 30, 2001 5:41 PM
Subject: [IPk] Re: nighttime basals


> >
> > Lastly (sorry) does anyone have any thoughts on my puzzling morning
readings
> > ? If I go to bed slightly high (bg 9-11) then I wake up with a similar
> > result. However if I go to bed on a good bg (4-7) then I wake up
anywhere
> > between 12 and 20! Of course I have considered night time hypos and
rebound
> > sugars but whenever I test in the middle of the night I never seem to be
low
> > at all. If hypos were to blame what should I be doing to solve the
problem?
> > (Sylvia has raised the morning basals a tiny bit but the problem
remains).
>
> Hi Zoe
> Nighttime basals can be a nightmare to get right.
> One thing you might not have thought of - have you considered WHY your BG
is
> high (or normal) when you go to bed, and do you know WHICH WAY it is
heading?
> This might offer some clues. For example, you might be high at bedtime
because
> your BG is still spiking after dinner, and is actually on it way down
again.
> Similarly, when your BG is normal, it might be heading on its way up (e.g.
if
> you ate a lot of protein with your dinner, that might be causing a delayed
> rise). Knowing not only what your BG is, but which way it is going, can
often
> help solve those tricky "why did it do that?" problems.
> Even better, get yourself on a 24 hour glucose sensor for 3 days and see
exactly
> what's going on :-)
> I'm hoping that will shed light on my nighttime BG problems.
> Di
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