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Old 04-19-2013, 16:16   #1
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Hello all, throughout today I have had a consistant fall in bg that means i'm having to keep testing myself and eating small amounts of carbs to stay within normal range, it is as if I have taken too much levemir (i definitely did not have more than my normal dose). This has happened several times this year. My bg seems to have stabilised now (since 2.30pm) and resumed its normal state. Anyone else experienced this?

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The last time that happened to me -- and it was 3 days in a row -- I reduced my basal and things went back to normal. Please note, I'm a Type 2.

You mentioned that it's happened more than once. Did all of those times have something in common, like changes in physical activity, diet, sleep patterns or stress?

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The last time that happened to me -- and it was 3 days in a row -- I reduced my basal and things went back to normal. Please note, I'm a Type 2.

You mentioned that it's happened more than once. Did all of those times have something in common, like changes in physical activity, diet, sleep patterns or stress?
Not that I know of, but then there are so many things that affect blood glucose its difficult to say, even after three years I still feel like there is a lot to learn. Maybe my pancreas decided to give it one last shot lol

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Normal glucose curve for diabetics, non diabetics, would be highest in the mornings and slowly dropping all day long until your at your lowest in the evening right around dinner time. Could be your body is finally adjusting to this schedule.

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Normal glucose curve for diabetics, non diabetics, would be highest in the mornings and slowly dropping all day long until your at your lowest in the evening right around dinner time. Could be your body is finally adjusting to this schedule.
I do hope so, would be nice to have to cut my insulin dose down again. What suprised me was the rate at which it dropped. I was having to take about 10 grams of carb every half hour to stay in range. I should have taken advantage and bought a box of swiss chocolates lol

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I am diet controlled T2, a typical day for me would be to wake up in the mid 70's. Eat breakfast, then move up to the mid 80's and stay there till early afternoon and slowly drop back down into the low 70's right before dinner.

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I think you exercise, Tony? If so and its strenuous, it seems to magnify the effect.

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I think you exercise, Tony? If so and its strenuous, it seems to magnify the effect.
I think you are right, it may be that the full effect of the increase in exercise is now starting to take effect. My body is catching up maybe

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