RE: [IPk] temporary basal rate and walking
Yes, we go walking for maybe 4- 7 hours and it can be quite tough and hilly. I
was in a blizzard last Sunday - so much for Spring! I use the same regime when
cycling (on road) also. Sometimes I wonder whether zero basal would be better to
save me eating so much but common sense prevails and I just set the pump to the
lowest basal rate of 0.05. As I write this though, I realise I could set a
profile with alternating 0.05 and 0 for each half hour which would effectively
half the basal - I might try that!
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Sent: 10 April 2008 09:02
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Subject: Re: [IPk] temporary basal rate and walking
Wow, that's pretty much no insulin for quite some hours (don't know how
long you go walking for at a time)!
I know that my body needs a certain amount of insulin no matter how
energetic I am being, otherwise my BG will start going through the roof
(in the same way that BG rises rather than drops with exercise if you
start with a too high BG) - for me I can't exercise with less than about
0.5 units/hour going in (apart from short periods of time - an hour at
the most) otherwise my BG will rise - although I may also need to
supplement that with extra carbs. I normally have about 0.9 units/hour
during the day though (although less at night), so my insulin needs
overall are a lot higher.
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