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Re: [IPk] Hypo control

Hi June
I wonder if the insulin is somehow pooling in your body and being 
absorbed very slowly when you're inactive at night?
I tend to see this effect (with the opposite result, i.e. I go high) 
when I use my legs or bum as an infusion site.
In your case it could be that you need to lower the insulin starting 
earlier to deal with this, and/or take less bolus with your evening 
meal.  Perhaps you should also check your BG around 2am to see if you're 
already low then.
Can you think of anything different from 3 weeks ago when you first 
started noticing this?
Good luck - it sounds awful. I used to get something like this 
(persistent nightime hypos despite reducing my insulin loads and not 
bolusing at all for evening meal) after softball tournaments and finally 
figured I had to *really* slash my basals to almost nothing (as you're 
doing) to deal with it. I only realised the true effect when staying up 
partying till 5am after softball one time and having really bad hypos 
despite loads of Coke.
But I assume you're not suddenly doing unusual amounts of exercise (I 
can do up to 10 hours a day of vigorous exercise during a tournament) in 
the last 3 weeks!

June Searle wrote:
> Hi
 > My present problems did not improve last night. Unusually for me, but to ward
> off a problem, I had a biscuit before bed and I have now cut my basals from
> 1.00 am - 5.00 am from 0.0.  At 5.00 am basal set at 0.5.  Last night at 5.20
 > I was 2.4 and took 15g Lucozade. Each quarter hour it was still down and took
> further 15g Lucozade.  It didn't rise until 6.30 am and 60g Lucozade later.
> I just can't work out where the insulin is coming from.  Please, does anyone
> have any idea what is wrong or what I am doing wrong?  The hypos have been
> going on for nearly 3 weeks now but usually earlier than last night.
> June
> .
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