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[IPk] Pump progression
just thought I'd drop a line to touch base, having completed two months on
my Disetronic pump (with Humalog).
I have been able to stabilise my blood sugars considerably with the pump,
and my BG's seem to fluctuate more slowly and within a smaller range,
compared to pre-pump - using Insulatard/Novorapid mix. I am hoping that my
HbA1c will lower from 8 in a couple of months time.
I am carbohydrate counting using an insulin ratio of 10g/1u Humalog,
although I am sure that I need more insulin per 10g carbohydrate for
My problems still remains with not being able to control when/how much I eat
(tho what I eat is actually "healthy" food) and also my sleeping pattern,
which obviously interferes with my diabetic control, as I sleep late/rise
late, and my meals are all pushed forward.
Specific questions for you experienced people as follows:
- Does anyone know of any snacks that are low in carbohydrate but quite
filling that I could eat before bed time (perhaps fruit salad?) that will
not make my BG shoot up during the night???
(currently I am used to going to bed on a full stomach - maybe three peices
of granary toast, and digesting this is preventing me from sleeping)
- do you use the square wave/extended bolus often?? I use it for
larger/fattier meals in the evening, splitting the bolus dose in half tho am
not convinced by its success yet.
- do you believe that spacing meals out will improve BG control?? I tend
to eat my breakfast, lunch and dinner all between 11am and 11pm.
Although I am 23, lean, and take lots of exercise (sorry this is not a
lonely hearts ad) I am worried that I am eating far too much and am eating
for comfort and not necessity.
Any comments/thougths much appreciated.
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