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Re: [IPk] Variable insulin resistance etc

Hi Ken,

I'm already doing as you suggest. If I had perfect bgs, I wouldn't have
any of the other problems (apart from not exercising - perfect bgs
wouldn't make me exercise) 

My targets are 4 to 7.5, and I correct down to 5 for anything over 7.5.

I cannot reduce targets down any further as I have frequent hypos

What I _could_ do, of course, is narrow the target to, say 4 to 6, and
give corrective boluses for anything over 6 - or even for anything over
5.  Does anyone do that?

More testing and more boluses (I average 5 measurements a day at the
moment) is a possibility.



In message <email @ redacted>, email @ redacted writes
>In a message dated 01/15/2005 19:12:06 GMT Standard Time,  
>email @ redacted writes:
>Plus, as  I've described, I think I have very different basal and bolus
>needs when  I'm 5 or 8 or 11 or 16 ... and if I drift up from 7.5 to 8, I
>don't stay at  8 (although the basal would have been fine, had I stayed
>at 7.5, but  instead I flip up to 12.
>Here are a few of my thoughts Pat. First and foremost, I would try to bring  
>down your bgs to get your HbA1c lower. From what you have indicated it is 
> (9?), it is far too high. If need be take more tests and any result above 7
>yourself a correction bolus. Would you consider running your bgs in the 
 > normal non-diabetic range (4-7)? I wouldn't be too hung up on always
>basal  rates because as you know, there are so many variables (insulin 
> absorption, hormones, stress, insulin sensitivity, etc.) that can affect the
>rate  from day to day that it is bound to change. Instead, I would suggest 
> testing more and using correction boluses. The other thing to remember about
>particularly for type 1s, is that any test result is only what your bg is  at 
 > that particular moment. If you were to test again in 30 minutes you might
>that it is either on its way up or down, perhaps due to your last insulin  
 > bolus or food eaten rather than a sudden change in insulin sensitivity. Just
>thought. . . 
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