Re: [IPk] HBA1c of 5.7
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- Subject: Re: [IPk] HBA1c of 5.7
- From: Diana Maynard <email @ redacted>
- Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2008 10:20:33 +0100
- Organization: University of Sheffield
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I know what you mean, it's an awful way to start the day with a high BG
and feeling rubbish!
But you do need to raise your BG threshold a little for a while if
you're getting a load of lows, otherwise you're going to have no warning
symptoms and then it's the downward spiral....
Stephen McManus wrote:
> Hi, no not yet. It was 14.3 this morning. But my daughters catching an
> early flight from Heathrow in the morning so I'll be up at 3am and
> I'll test then. then do another couple of 3am's in the next week. They
> don't like lows so rather I was high for a while which I hate as it
> makes me feel so awful.
> Again, it's a matter of just observing and then sorting. if it's high
> at 3 I'll go back to .4 or maybe do as you suggest. do a partial night
> decrease depending on the trend.
> Diana Maynard wrote:
>> Hi Steve
>> Maybe you only need to reduce your basal for part of the night rather
>> than the whole night. Have you figured out at what time your BG
>> starts rising in the night?
>> Stephen McManus wrote:
>>> Hi, seems that things are working. The hbaic is now 5.7 and has come
>>> down from 5.9. Trouble is I'm still losing weight. 53.1KG's from
>>> 55.4KG 3 weeks ago. I eat a lot of carbs for lunch etc. Anything
>>> from 70 to 115. And that's a tin of soup and 6 slices of gluten free
>>> bread which is the equivalent of about 2 slices of glutinous,
>>> standard loaf bread.
>>> Saw my consultant on Thursday for the first time. He suggested
>>> switching my basal at night down to .35 to cut out the 2s in the
>>> morning. Trouble is I'm hitting 10s and above now. I'll give it a
>>> week or 2 then decide. I really feel bad with any sugars above 8.
>>> Probably due to being always <4 as norm.
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