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Re: [IPk] Time zone basals



Hi Pat
I'm not sure that this is the "collective wisdom" - but it works for me and
for a couple of other people. I fly to the US at least twice a year - so far
to the East coast where the time difference is around 5 hours. Actually, I
leave them on the lowest setting for around 2-3 days, not just the first
night. It takes about that long for my body to adapt to the new time zone.
But my basals aren't wildly differing - my lowest is 0.9 - or sometimes 0.8
and my highest is normally 1.4 - or sometimes 1.5.
However, when I go to the US I have the added problem of "conference
basals" - which means that due to sitting around most of the day and getting
little exercise, I generally have to increase my basals right around the
clock. Confusing, isn't it?
Anyway, since I know you have wildly differing basals, I would suggest maybe
setting them to about halfway between your lowest and your highest, for a
couple of days, and seeing what happens. That way you're not going to be as
wildly out as if you have the very lowest or very highest setting.
Di
----- Original Message -----
From: "Pat Reynolds" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Friday, July 19, 2002 7:48 AM
Subject: [IPk] Time zone basals


> Dear All,
>
> I recall several posts on what to do with basals during a flight across
> time zones; I remember the collective wisdom is to set a temp basal from
> the start of the flight until getting up the morning after.  The temp
> basal is set at the lowest level of basal given during a normal day.
>
> Does anyone with wildly differing basal rates find that 'lowest level of
> basal' is too low to do this?  My basal rate ranges from 0.1 to 0.9 per
> hour.  Other than the low dose during mid afternoon, the lowest basal is
> 0.5.
>
>
> My flight goes at 12.30, and arrives in Denver at 19.00 - probably will
> get to bed around 22.00.
>
> Any thoughts?
>
> Best wishes to all,
>
> Pat
> (dm 30+, 508 1+, likes airline food!)
> --
> Pat Reynolds
> email @ redacted
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