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Old 11-14-2010, 20:17   #1
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29 years old, diagnosed two years ago with Type 1 diabetes here. At diagnosis, my A1C was a gaudy 14.3 and while initially I enjoyed a honeymoon period with A1C's of 5.5, 6, and 6.5, since then, things have not been as easy. My last two A1C's have been 7.5 and 7.4 respectively and my blood sugar numbers have yo-yo'd to a frustrating degree. As a result, I Just started the pump (animas one touch) on the 29th of October and while my day to day numbers have been much better and much more consistent, my morning numbers have been disturbingly high. My overnight basal rates have already changed from .450 to .500 to .550, with no real improvement. I really am glad I got the pump, but it has not been as easy as I hoped. Such is the life of a diabetic, I suspect!

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Good to have you with us, Sarah . . . we have a strong pumping contingent here and I think you'll find good support and advice.

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Good to have you with us, Sarah . . . we have a strong pumping contingent here and I think you'll find good support and advice.

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Thanks! I'm definitely going to head over to the forum you have for pumpers...definitely can use the help and support! I really know noone with diabetes so it can get to be an isolating situation sometimes!

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Hello Sarah, welcome! I have been type 1 for 65 years and am doing very well. My pumping began in 2007 and it has given me much more stable control.

I use several different basal rates during the night that gradually increase as get-up time approaches. I am using a basal rate of 0.5 at midnight, then the rates increase to 0.7, 1.5, and then 2.0 near breakfast. After breakfast the rates decrease to more normal numbers. This is the way I have eliminated my morning highs. You might not need any rates as high as mine. I am type 1, but I have insulin resistance like a type 2 does. That requires larger amounts of insulin.

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Hello Sarah, welcome! I have been type 1 for 65 years and am doing very well. My pumping began in 2007 and it has given me much more stable control.

I use several different basal rates during the night that gradually increase as get-up time approaches. I am using a basal rate of 0.5 at midnight, then the rates increase to 0.7, 1.5, and then 2.0 near breakfast. After breakfast the rates decrease to more normal numbers. This is the way I have eliminated my morning highs. You might not need any rates as high as mine. I am type 1, but I have insulin resistance like a type 2 does. That requires larger amounts of insulin.

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Hi Richard! It's nice to meet you

Even before I went on the pump I had these high mornng numbers, but for some reason they have gotten worse since I started the pump. I am really hoping it gets fixed soon because it's getting frustrating to wake up to these constant high numbers despite the change in basal rates.

My endicrinolgist had me on the IPro before going on the pump, but for some reason when they tried to download the numbers it did not work. At the time I thought nothing of it, but now I could kick myself because maybe if the IPro had worked there might be a better idea as to what my nighttime numbers run.

I am thinking at some point my rates may get as high as some of yours! But I hope that I have the same experience with the pump that you have had!

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Thanks!! Took me awhile to post, but I think I may become a more frequent visitor now!

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