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Re: [IPk] It's all gone pear shaped!

Hi Helen,

My sympathies.  I go through such periods, and just have to keep
remaining myself that the _only_ thing that works is to _stop_ aiming
for tight control at low levels, and concentrate on keeping hypo-free
for a week - aiming to be between 8 and 12 rather than between 4 and 8
usually helps a lot (you would think that my bgs would average 4 points
higher, but they only average a couple higher, since the highs and lows
disappear, and it's for a very short while).

Best wishes,

(dm 30+, 508 3+)

In message <email @ redacted>, email @ redacted writes
>Well, started the CGMS on Monday. Lows Sunday and Monday...couldn't  seem to 
>raise my BG's at all and spent both days in the 2-5 range. Then  Tuesday, 
>wham! Up they shot, wild variations. Changed set and insulin. No  difference. 
 > Yesterday, much the same. Increased basals. Still high. Increased again.
>be a lot of insulin resistance and I need much  larger boluses, too. 3 units 
>to 20g as opposed to 1 unit as  before! Plus, the humalog seems to be taking 
 >ages to work as well. I changed sets again last night as began to rise before
>bed and didn't  respond to bolusing. (Isn't it always the way, right on bed 
 > time!) Bolused with new set then woke up at 3am at 2.3! Had 20g CHO (I
>it  exactly! Amazing what you do when hypo)! Woke 6am at 18! Increased basals 
> again as high all day. Just not responding again..or taking forever.
>What I can't understand is this. In the past, while on this pump  (only a 
 > short time, I know) if I am ill or taking a med that increases resistance,
>just increasing basals/boluses will work almost  immediately. But this time 
 > I'm getting huge swings and roundabouts and can't seem to settle into a
>at all. It's like  being on MDI all over again!   
>It's sods law that this is the week I am on the CGMS. Things had been  going 
 >so well. What I would like to know is how long can you keep a CGMS in for and
>what the hell is going on?! (I know no-one can answer the last  thing but 
> it's so frustrating!) My allergies have started up (tree pollen) and I know
>can have an effect. But so variable? I  can't understand it at all.
>OK, rant over.
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Pat Reynolds
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