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RE: [IPk] pasta bolus

Hi Jane,

I know I can't help on the pumping bit but I have just had results from
Alex's CGMS 3 day and we had pasta one evening.  As usual Alex's levels
dipped resulting in needing a small snack.  A dextro or two along with
about 7g carb was sufficient at 8.30pm to raise her enough but then keep
her stable until the morning.  Other nights she dipped at about 1 - 1.30
onwards for a few hours.  I was just thinking last night, what would we
do if on a pump.  I could only think maybe alter basal rates or give
bolus in stages.

I don't think this has anything to do with having a toddler.

I will read the responses with interest.


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Sent: 17 January 2005 14:47
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Subject: [IPk] pasta bolus

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Hi All,

I am looking at the six day graph print out from the CGMS Edward has had
week. One big problem I have is how to bolus for pasta correctly. He
eats at
about 5pm, we are using a ratio of 1:20 and have tried a pre-meal small
to cover the fast acting carbs in the sauce and the yoghurt he has
and then a square wave for four hours or a dual wave if we haven't
before he eats. This seems to hold him stable until around 1am whereby
rises until about 6am. I am intrigued that this is the case so long
eating and wonder if anyone else has any ideas on why this is happening.
overnight basals seem absolutely fine for the nights where he didn't
have long
acting carbs for tea so I don't think we're looking at a dawn phenomenon
the moment). If we gave more insulin when he eats I think we could be
hypos in the early evening. The only way I can think of to deal with
this is
to set a higher basal pattern to use just for pasta in the early hours
of the
morning. Welcome to the wonderful, unpredictable world of toddlers I


Jane. Mum to Ed (2) dx Jul'04 pumping 512 since 16/11/04
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