Hi all,
I'm a Type 2 and am 'fortunate' enough to have qualified for a pump a few months ago.  I love it and it's really balanced out my glucose readings.

I have a question, mainly for my own peace of mind and to get a better understanding of where I'm heading.  My morning BGs are usually 97-105, and my basil generally varies a bit during the day, but is relatively steady.

Do you check your BG every time prior to eating anything?  I do, but I haven't gotten to a good steady basil rate.  Or does it ever get steady?  I guess that's my real question... if your basil rate is fairly steady, can you sometimes just assume that for your BG and bolus according to carbs only?

Thanks!

Tags: basil, bolus, carbs, minimed, pump

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James, that's hard to say b/c a lot of pumpers are going to answer from a type 1 perspective. And we have to test before bolusing EVERY time. Our blood sugars might have more fluctuation than yours though - there's really no such thing as steady for us. What did your doctor or pump trainer advise you to do? In my opinion, not testing before bolusing (blind bolusing) is dangerous. I did it when I first started pumping nearly a decade ago and took a long time to stop. My A1c always suffered from assumptions about my blood sugar.

Many people need variable basal rates throughout the day. Our bodies have different hormonal fluctuations, etc., that require changes. I have at least five basal rates in any given day. Don't worry if you need more than one - that's why you're pumping! Some pump brands allow you to program up to 24 basal rates in a day!
My first question is are you taking any oral meds or are you 100% pumping now? Also, what kind of regimen did your doc put you on? We are type one and I don't know any type two's with a pump. But I will try to offer some helpful advice if I can.

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