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Re: [IPk] new pump user



John, thank you very much for your excellent advice  - you of course are
right,  it is going to take a bit of time for me to get used to it and learn
how to use it to my best advantage.  Having said that, the last few days -
after adjusting my basal rate things have been marvellous - dare I say, I
think I might be starting to get the hang of this - I wish I had been on it
years ago!

Regards

Lydia
----- Original Message -----
From: "John Neale" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Thursday, November 30, 2000 11:11 AM
Subject: Re: [IPk] new pump user


> >I have been reading all the e-mails with great interest.  I have been on
a
> >minimed 508 for four weeks now, but I could do with some advice.  I have
> >found that 1 unit is too much for 15 g of charbohydrate at some times of
the
> >day - and not enough for other times of the day - have other people found
> >this.
>
> Hi Lydia -
>
> If you're getting strange bg's at a certain time of the day, first check
> your basal rate by eating nothing for a few hours around that time, and
see
> if your bg stays steady. If it rises or falls you should adjust your basal
> rate appropriately at that time of day.
>
> If it stays steady, only then should you exmaine your carb/insulin ratio.
> Some people find this does indeed vary at different times of the day. Find
> what works for you.
>
> >Also, I have been having low BG's which come on an hour after having
> >a slightly raised one of ...say 9.4...  I was told on a pump this
wouldn't
> >happen -   am I doing something wrong?
>
> Whoever told you that was being economical with the truth :-) Pumping
> doesn't guarantee you perfect results, but it gives you a powerful tool to
> get better results...
>
> Matching your insulin to your food is a fine art, and the more you do it,
> the better you will get at it. If you're using Humalog, use the
square-wave
> bolus to receive the insulin over a longer period. Or take several boluses
> - one before the meal, one after, and hour or two later if necessary. Big
> high fat meals will sometimes release their carbohydrate more slowly than
> smaller meals.
>
> >I have also noticed that there is an alternative pump on
> >the market - what is it called?
>
> Do you mean the Disetronic?
>
> John
>
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