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Old 01-11-2009, 21:20   #1
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Smile what were your BG levels today?

How about we tell each other how our BG levels were? Does that sound like a plan?

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86 - 49 - 74 - 155 - 162 - 38- 98 - 142 - 96 - 114 - 134 - 121 - 177 - 117 - 49 - 61 - 100

I normally prick 7-8 times a day. My doctor has just changed my basal pattern, because my daily averages were too high. That's why I tested so much today.

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86 - 49 - 74 - 155 - 162 - 38- 98 - 142 - 96 - 114 - 134 - 121 - 177 - 117 - 49 - 61 - 100

I normally prick 7-8 times a day. My doctor has just changed my basal pattern, because my daily averages were too high. That's why I tested so much today.
Cathy,
From what I can see, your highs aren't that high. I know a lot of people whose highs are like almost 300. But your lows are without a doubt, too low. Anything below 50 is cause for concern and can cause damage just like BG that is too high causes damage. Not sure what the norm is in Belgium, but for here in the USA, 49 and 38 are way too low. Your readings resemble those of someone who is Hypoglycemic. I know, because my husband is Hypoglycemic. He has low blood sugar and certain foods spike him. So his BG goes up, and his body produces too much insulin to counteract it, then his BG plunges too low. He had to be rushed to the hospital a few times because his BG dropped below 50. In your case, your body isn't producing enough insulin, but it may be that you're injecting too much.

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Hi Rosebud!

These are the numbers, after my prof adapted my basal pattern. Before, my numbers were more like 300-400-500-and higher... So it's getting better.
I'm not happy with the hypos either. I adjusted my carb ratio this evening, so hopefully tomorrow I'll do better.

My body does not produce any insulin, since I'm a type 1.
I assume the carb ratios had to be adjusted. I felt pretty crappy after my hypos...

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Yeah, it's the hypos that make you feel like you need a nap in the middle of the day. I know that feeling all too well. That's why I keep my carbs to a minimum so I don't spike then plunge.
Oh wow, yes, your numbers before were horrific. Glad to see the improvement. Keep it up!...the good work, that is.

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Well, it's 10 am so I will start with this mornings and go backwards for 24 hrs.

90, 88, 108, 85, 91, 82, 105.

Fasting readings in red, they tend to be about 100, I don't shoot for numbers quite as low at night.

2 day average 95, standard deviation 11.

A reminder, I am an insulin dependent T2 on a pump.

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Yes! Looks like those changes sure did a job on you. I always disliked high numbers more than lows. Probably stamped in my brain
when I was a Kid, what highs did to a Diabetic. They didn't mention prolonged highs back then. (The Coma didn't bother me much either. I didn't feel any different, just a bit groggy for a while after I woke up). Yes, I'm an alien.

Anyways, That's Wonderful that you's were able to bring those highs down. Now a couple more changes and you will probably be in the desirable range, most of the time. Nice to see Cathy.

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Hi Lloyd:

Excellent numbers as usual Lloyd. I believe you said that the pump fixed your DP's also? (counting carbs along with it). Those can be rough for some People. I'm Happy to see that Type 2's are able to get Good results from their pumps. Good job!

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