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RE: [IPk] Re: Being ill for the first time

On Mon, 16 Jul 2001, you wrote:
> >And thirdly, well I think if you can keep your BG level rather than having
> it
> swinging around (even if only briefly) that's got  to be better.
> Oh definitely, but I think that, barring existing complications so that
> tight control is absolutely imperative, in the overall scheme of things it's
> a smaller issue. 

yes, I don't think it's going to affect your HbA1c, for example.

I'm assuming here that the person is taking glucose or
> something say, 30 minutes before exercise in order to push the BG up so that
> you're looking at an hour or so of out of range blood sugar. But I agree
> wholeheartedly that, with a pump, you shouldn't need to do this. I think
> it's much better to turn down your basal rate a while before the exercise
> and get a small rise rather than have this big swing.

On MDI, it's pretty hard not to. But I think it should be possible (at least to
some extent) with a pump.
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