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Re: [IPk] Bad night hypo

And it's not just the size of the correction dosage you can give yourself 
that causes problems, it's knowing how much to give!

Pity the pump doesn't solve that one......

>From: Diana Maynard <email @ redacted>
>Reply-To: email @ redacted
>To: email @ redacted
>Subject: Re: [IPk] Bad night hypo
>Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2001 13:53:35 +0000
>On Wed, 21 Feb 2001, you wrote:
> >I only take a correction dosage of 1-2 units anyway, and my second point 
> >meant to be a general non-dm thing (I don't believe in blaming EVERYTHING 
> >dm!)
> >Ingrid
>  >>  PS  I know too that my insulin doesn't work as
>well at >>night.  I don't think  >this is just a dm thing either.  Quite
>often >>dietitians suggest that you  >should actually have your main meal 
>lunch, >>because our bodies just aren't  >as efficient at nighttime! >
>Hi Ingrid
>Well, once you get a pump you'll be able to take say half the correction
>dose, which might solve the problem. I know that doesn't help much now
>As for your second point, I thought you were suggesting that  insulin
>doesn't  work as well at night in non-Dm as well as DM people - ie it's not
>a DM thing. In which case I was suggesting that it might be the carb
>absorption rather than the insulin effectiveness which isn't so good at
>night (in  non-Dmers too) - which is why the dieticians suggest eating main
>meal at lunchtime. If that's not what you meant, sorry.
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