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Re: [IPk] Any Suggestions?



Hey, JMS126, this is ME! I'm around the same age/wt, and I use similar
basals. Your situation is about boluses though. Considering your total daily
basal of around 29 units, 14 units for the day's meals is probably too low,
you know this which is why you don't test in the 2 hours after eating! Then
when you do, it's catch-up time. Why not take at least 2u extra at each meal
and see what happens. You could bring these boluses a little earlier eg 15
minutes sooner than you take them now, in case you are worried these figures
are just delayed insulin effect, but I suspect they're not, regardless of
what insulin you use.

The basals you have gave me great bg's, but the weight went on. I found I
could reduce the daytime basals without much trouble (particularly with more
realistic boluses), but the early morning basals couldn't be reduced without
getting quite high mid-morning. Isn't it funny how even 0.1 unit per hour
can make such a big difference to the bg over 2-3 hours, when we used to
inject +/- 1 entire unit!

Tony
----- Original Message -----
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To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2002 9:25 AM
Subject: [IPk] Any Suggestions?


> I am a 38 year old male and weigh 12.5 stone.  Below is a typical day for
me.  What would an experienced user do to their basals etc?
>
> Thanks
>
> Time     Basal     Blood     Carbs   Bolus
> 00-01     0.5       4.6
> 01-02     0.5       9.2
> 02-03     0.7       10.7      20g    2u
> 03-04     0.8
> 04-05     1.1
> 05-06     1.3
> 06-07     1.5
> 07-08     1.3       13.2             2u corection
> 08-09     1.1                 30g    3u
> 09-10     1.1
> 10-11     1.1
> 11-12     1.1       17.3             4u correction
> 12-13     1.4       15.5
> 13-14     1.5       13.7
> 14-15     1.5       12.1
> 15-16     1.5        8.2
> 16-17     1.5        4.9
> 17-18     1.5        2.7      20g   No bolus
> 18-19     1.3       10.7      60g     6u
> 19-20     1.0                 30g     3u
> 20-21     0.9
> 21-22     0.8       19.4              3u correction
> 22-23     0.8       20.2
> 23-24     0.7       16.4
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