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Re: [IPk] re: new pump user



Thank you Elizabeth - infact I have changed my basal rate -when I started 4
weeks ago I was on .5 from midnight to midday the .6 - that need has gone up
and (touch wood) the adjcement seems to be working well - I even managed to
have an afternoon snack and get the blous rate right!!

Regards
Lydia
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To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Thursday, November 30, 2000 9:36 AM
Subject: [IPk] re: new pump user


> > 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 -
>
> Your carb ratio may have changed since you were on injections.  Mine went
> from 15g to 17g per unit.  I would be inclined to say that if your ratio
is
> different at different times of the day, you need to refine your basal
> rate. It might be set slightly too high or two low for that time of day.
> It's amazing the difference .1 of a unit can make over a couple of hours.
> But then, some people might say that you should expect varying carb ratios
> throughout the day.  John on this list has mentioned a few times that
> doctors in Germany ask what is your carb ratio at each meal. Personally, I
> think if you have a pump you should be able to tweak the basals so it's
the
> same ratio at every meal. Some people wouldn't care about this, but it
> makes my life easier.
>
> I'm glad you like your pump, and welcome to the list!
>
> elizabeth
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