Brandon Burkhardt
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  • Lakewood, NJ
  • United States
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eating right before bed?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jethro Dec 19, 2012. 15 Replies

I have noticed that when I eat right before bed (and bolus correctly), I almost always wake up with high BG. I suspect that the role of active insulin changes during sleep, from glucose metabolism to…Continue

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rick the "Blogabetic" left a comment for Brandon Burkhardt
"Brandon, Happy Birthday!! I hope your day and coming year are overflowing with happiness and goodwill."
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"Brandon happy birthday!! Here is hoping your day is full of joy and happiness."
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"Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer. New happiness that stays throughout the year... Hope your birthday brings all these and more. BEST WISHES…"
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Rebecca left a comment for Brandon Burkhardt
"Hello hello! Sorry, I am clearly not on here very often. Missed your message from September last year! Sheesh! Hows everything going with the betes??"
May 19, 2013
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May 19, 2013
Jethro replied to Brandon Burkhardt's discussion 'eating right before bed?'
"Some of you seem okay with higher blood sugars at night; personaly I don't sleep deep if I'm above 130. That lack of good sleep translates into poor absorption the following day. I use the T slim pump and have it set to deliver slightly…"
Dec 19, 2012
Stress replied to Brandon Burkhardt's discussion 'eating right before bed?'
"If I snack on just some celery w/ranch dressing I'm fine in the morning but if I have a couple of pretzels (which I love) I'll be high in the morning even if I bolus for them."
Dec 19, 2012
andrea replied to Brandon Burkhardt's discussion 'eating right before bed?'
"i notice the same thing. honestly best not to eat before bed for me."
Dec 18, 2012
HPNpilot replied to Brandon Burkhardt's discussion 'eating right before bed?'
"That's a wonderful kind of day to have!"
Dec 17, 2012
Black Llama replied to Brandon Burkhardt's discussion 'eating right before bed?'
"Thanks :D I'm still tweaking my overnight ratio, but I'll take your suggestion. Today was one of the most "steady" days I've had since starting the pump. I was at 91 around 10 am and have not gone over 120 or under 68 all…"
Dec 17, 2012
HPNpilot replied to Brandon Burkhardt's discussion 'eating right before bed?'
"I was replying to Black Llama , who just started on the pump.... If you need a basal change for a few hours while you're asleep, it's pretty hard to do that on MDI."
Dec 17, 2012
HPNpilot replied to Brandon Burkhardt's discussion 'eating right before bed?'
"If you are consistently dropping overnight instead of staying flat and there is no more bolus insulin active, then consider making a small adjustment to your overnight basal rates. 20 points over 8 hours is not a lot, so it will likely be a small…"
Dec 17, 2012
Black Llama replied to Brandon Burkhardt's discussion 'eating right before bed?'
"It depends on what I'm eating and what my levels are at. I drop on average 20 points during the night. So if I'm at 70 for bed time, I have to eat something for it and not dose in order to avoid overnight lows and wake up at a decent…"
Dec 17, 2012
Capin101 replied to Brandon Burkhardt's discussion 'eating right before bed?'
"I certainly believe everything you mention could be at play. The biggest factor for me is that food before bed seems to increase the effect of my dawn phenomena, but maybe it is related to some of the items on your list? Some type 1s decide to not…"
Dec 17, 2012
Brian (bsc) replied to Brandon Burkhardt's discussion 'eating right before bed?'
"In addition to all those things there are two major factors that affect things overnight. First, despite what you might think, digestion doesn't stop when you sleep, instead, it gets an even higher priority and that may result in food being…"
Dec 15, 2012
christy replied to Brandon Burkhardt's discussion 'eating right before bed?'
"I notice that too I REALLY try NOT to eat after 9 pm."
Dec 14, 2012

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
Gain knowledge and get support, and eventually give it once I know a thing or two.
Date diagnosed
July 21, 2012
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
12.8%, 07/21/2012; 7.6%, 11/08/12;
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, Diet and Exercise
What pump model do you use, if any?
Medtronic Minimed Paradigm Real-Time Revel 523 (such a mouthful)
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http://www.facebook.com/brandon92889
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I would rather have diabetes than an allergy to peanuts or dairy. Enough said.

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Got pump.

Posted on November 8, 2012 at 8:13pm 2 Comments

I've been on my Med-T 523 since October the 8th. It's been good so far (better than MDI). Wearing it doesn't bother me (I usually leave it in my pocket, and it is half the size of my massive phone). A Medtronic rep has been working with me to adjust the delivery settings for this first month. For exercise, I just take if off, suspend, and put the cover on. An hour without basal doesn't matter, especially if I'm burning sugar.

In other news, my 1st HbA1C since dx was a 7.6% - not…

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Update; possibly getting pump soon.

Posted on September 12, 2012 at 10:16pm 1 Comment

I've certainly been blessed with a lot of good news lately. One example - high microalbumin on a recent urinalysis does not necessarily indicate kidney damage since I am recently diagnosed (according to Endocrinologist and primary physician). Furthermore, my insurance covers pump/CGM/and supplies 100%. It's just a matter of finding out whether or not they will pay for it yet, or if I need to wait a bit longer due to any time-on-insulin requirements. Fortunately I have been keeping BG logs as…

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First Post

Posted on August 15, 2012 at 8:15pm 4 Comments

Since my treatment began on 7/24 I have been feeling much better. I've seen the endo once, and he put me on 5u Humalog w/ meals (which I sometimes adjust for more carb-heavy meals), and 15u Lantus every morning. I tend to be be high more than low, which is preferable to the other way around (says my T1DM grandpa).

I've also noticed that I have a high sensitivity to hypoglycemia - I start sweating and shaking when I get into the 70's and below. I feel like that's a good thing though,…

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRANDON!!
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At 12:50am on September 28, 2014, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Brandon, Happy Birthday!! I hope your day and coming year are overflowing with happiness and goodwill.

At 5:56pm on September 28, 2013, rick the "Blogabetic" said…
Brandon happy birthday!! Here is hoping your day is full of joy and happiness.
At 9:22am on September 28, 2013, Linda G said…

Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer.
New happiness that stays throughout the year...
Hope your birthday brings all these and more.
BEST WISHES BRANDON!!
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At 11:36pm on May 19, 2013, Rebecca said…

Hello hello! Sorry, I am clearly not on here very often. Missed your message from September last year! Sheesh! Hows everything going with the betes??

At 5:21pm on September 28, 2012, Linda G said…

Hello! How Do You Do, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Brandon....
Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)
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Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on right now!
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At 6:07am on September 28, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Happy,Happy Birthday,Brandon. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!

At 12:58pm on August 1, 2012, Marie B said…

hi Brandon, welcome! join us for the chat Friday
http://www.tudiabetes.org/events/live-videochat-with-dr-james-lane-harold-hamm-diabetes-center

how's everything going, I see you just found out.

At 2:08am on August 1, 2012, brokenpole said…

Welcome to the family!! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and even to vent to, if needed. Welcome home.

At 1:47pm on July 31, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. Please read the BLOGS, the FORUMS, and check out the many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. WELCOME!!!

 
 
 

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