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29 year old- type 1 diabetic

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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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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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