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Re: [IPk] refilling the cannula

Why do you switch the pump off? The body needs some insulin at all times. If
you have a problem with your blood sugar continuing to fall  during
exercise, it is because you did not reduce the pump rate and/or take
additional CHO early enough before you started, and the residual insulin in
the blood is excessive for the period of exertion.

This situation will of course be marginally alleviated by switching the pump
off completely for exercise, depending on the duration, but such a move will
naturally lead to you experiencing insulin deficiency afterwards, because of
that time window of no insulin delivery: even Humalog (delivered
sub-cutaneously) takes time to be metabolised, it's not like switching a
light on and off.
-----Message d'origine-----
De : Diana Maynard <email @ redacted>
 : IP- UK <email @ redacted>
Date : dimanche 14 novembre 1999 15:19
Objet : [IPk] refilling the cannula

>I often seem to have problems with very high Bgs after exercise, and
>it's only just occurred to me why it might be.
>for HELP or to subscribe/unsubscribe, contact: HELP@insulin-pumpers.org
>help SUPPORT Insulin Pumpers http://www.insulin-pumpers.org/donate.shtml

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