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 [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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). [...]Continue Reading →
“Imagine having to pump your own heart because it didn’t do it by itself. And when you want to sleep you have to pump it slower. For exercise you would have to speed it up. You would have to know the rate of pumping for every activity. Do you think you could do it? Do you think it would be easy?”— George Simmons, Facebook
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