I had a hunch that I could use some fine-tuning.  But overnight fasting basal rate testing sucks, so I kept putting it off.  My doc finally convinced me to bite the bullet, and I’m actually very glad I did.

The idea behind basal rate testing is to eliminate as many variables as possible, so that [...]

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A “Wake Up” Bolus?

On October 12, 2009 By

Is there something more than Dawn Phenomenon?

The dawn phenomenon is typically described as the body releasing a handful of hormones overnight that cause some insulin resistance.  You see this as higher blood sugars in the morning, even though you went to bed with a great blood sugar.

I do experience the dawn [...]

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I have heard from two different groups of people on this one.  One group that does not bolus for protein at all, and another who boluses for a portion of their protein.

Somewhere in the big “diabetes info” vault of my brain, I think I can recall something about 60% of the protein you eat [...]

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Pumping Symlin (part 4)

On March 28, 2008 By

Q & A time!

Q) A question about your Symlin pump–do you use some basal Symlin as well as boluses at meals, or is that pump’s basal rate set to zero?

A) On my Symlin pump I run a tiny basal rate of 0.10u/hour.  This was based on advice from Gary Schiener (who pumps Symlin too).   [...]

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