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Re: [IPk] Basal/bolus ratios

Surely 50:50 is only a starting point - I cannot see how they say that this 
is an 'ideal' split - the ideal split is the one that works for the patient, 
giving them the most stable BG's. Alice needs around 18 - 20% basal, I knbow 
this is considered low, but changing this would result in regular, severe 
hypos. No model will fit everyone - thats why the pumps are so very 

If you anticipate an interrogation, arm yourself with recent fasting test 
results - if your Bg's are steady then there is no reason on this earth why 
they should encourage you to fix what aint broken.

Mum to Alice 5, dx 02/05, pumping Cozmo 12/07

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mary Moody" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Monday, June 09, 2008 2:51 PM
Subject: [IPk] Basal/bolus ratios
> I don't want this to seem like a problem - I now seem to be getting closer
> to the basals I need, however, all my boluses (boli?) have had to be cut
> back. I am sitting today at lunchtime with near perfect BGs since last 
> night
> with basal at 63% and bolus at 37% on a total dose so far of 11,35 units.
> I'm certainly eating a bit less because of my stomach problems, and 
> suspect
> this might not change a great deal. So, what is the point of the 50/50
> ratio? As Di said once, the body can't tell the difference between basal 
> and
> bolus, it just knows that its getting insulin - but I suspect I will have
> some serious interrogations to go through at my next clinic visit if 
> things
> stay more than 10% out of this supposed ideal range.
> Mary Moody
> .
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