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How to figure your Insulin Sensitivity Factor Properly?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Catherine Mar 16, 2011. 7 Replies

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Linda G left a comment for Catherine
"Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer. New happiness that stays throughout the year... Hope your birthday brings all these and more. BEST WISHES…"
Nov 23, 2013
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"Catherine, Happy Birthday!!! Here is wishing you a wonderful and happy birthday. I hope the coming year will be full of blessings, joy and the wonderful love of family and friends."
Nov 23, 2013
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How to figure your Insulin Sensitivity Factor Properly?

Spent 3 days in hospital last week due to hypo and migraine headache of 7 days. When I asked about the insulin sensitivity factor on my pump, doc said leave it alone. So I did. Now, I would like to figure it out on my own with a little help. How is this level figured appropiately? Do you have to be 80-120 to figure it or can you be whatever sugar you have? My thought: 1 unit of insulin with no carbs, check BS prior to and every hour up to 4 hours after with no carbs (something of a fast). Am I…See More
Apr 1, 2013
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Linda G left a comment for Catherine
"Hello! How Do You Do, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Catherine.... Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year! (You haven't been on in a while...I hope everything is OK) Have a GREAT "ME" DAY…"
Nov 23, 2012
brokenpole left a comment for Catherine
"Happy Birthday, Catherine!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day."
Nov 23, 2011
Linda G left a comment for Catherine
"Greetings, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY dear friend ♥ Best wishes NOW and for the rest of the year! How's it all going?"
Nov 23, 2011
Catherine commented on Bernard's blog post 'What changes would you like to see in diabetes devices/treatments?'
"How about a sensor in the infusion set that is directly connected to the pump that signals an alarm if your BS is below 60 or above 180 with a msg displayed on the pump to tell you "Hypo" or "Hyper". This would save many…"
Sep 12, 2011
Catherine replied to Emily's discussion 'Inset tubing Question'
"I use Animas insets and there is a trick to priming the tail part and that is the part that goes into the skin if I am understanding correctly. What I do, is figure out how much insulin it takes for the needle part and reduce it by one unit (usually…"
Mar 16, 2011
Catherine replied to Catherine's discussion 'How to figure your Insulin Sensitivity Factor Properly?'
"Thank-you for the help. I am seeing the internist tomorrow as follow-up for hospital discharge. Called Monday and had some of hte readings changed, but not enough though. I think I will be doing the fine tuning myself without assistance except from…"
Mar 16, 2011
LiL MaMa replied to Catherine's discussion 'How to figure your Insulin Sensitivity Factor Properly?'
"Thanks for the detailed response Leo..interesting..wonder how long after a high you stay insulin resistant."
Mar 15, 2011
LiL MaMa replied to Catherine's discussion 'How to figure your Insulin Sensitivity Factor Properly?'
"I would refer to the insulin correction factor test in the book "Using Insulin". You start at least 3.5 hours after your last bolus and meal with a bg of over 200, take 1 unit and fast for the next 4 hours and test once an hour or anytime…"
Mar 15, 2011
Brian (bsc) replied to Catherine's discussion 'How to figure your Insulin Sensitivity Factor Properly?'
"Here is another good article on how to test ISF. One way of establishing the proper conditions for an ISF test is to either underbolus for a meal or suspend your basal for a couple hours after a meal. This should cause your blood sugar to be a bit…"
Mar 15, 2011
Tom T replied to Catherine's discussion 'How to figure your Insulin Sensitivity Factor Properly?'
"The articles Kelly posted will give you a good estimate. Usually elaborate testing is only required when you find the ISF to be completely wrong. It's usually just a matter of subtle changes up or down through experience. It's pretty much…"
Mar 15, 2011
Kelly WPA replied to Catherine's discussion 'How to figure your Insulin Sensitivity Factor Properly?'
"Here are 2 articles on how to calculate it. I actually use 1700 instead of 1800 – I think that works better for me and I want to be more aggressive than some people. I had a spreadsheet when I first got my pump so I could easily calculate my…"
Mar 15, 2011
Catherine posted a discussion

How to figure your Insulin Sensitivity Factor Properly?

Spent 3 days in hospital last week due to hypo and migraine headache of 7 days. When I asked about the insulin sensitivity factor on my pump, doc said leave it alone. So I did. Now, I would like to figure it out on my own with a little help. How is this level figured appropiately? Do you have to be 80-120 to figure it or can you be whatever sugar you have? My thought: 1 unit of insulin with no carbs, check BS prior to and every hour up to 4 hours after with no carbs (something of a fast). Am I…See More
Mar 15, 2011

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Animas 1250

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At 8:26am on November 23, 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 CATHERINE!!
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At 6:13am on November 23, 2013, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Catherine, Happy Birthday!!! Here is wishing you a wonderful and happy birthday. I hope the coming year will be full of blessings, joy and the wonderful love of family and friends.

At 3:32am on November 23, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

HAPPY.HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Catherine. I WISH FOR YOU A MOST WONDERFUL DAY AND MANY,MANY MORE. ENJOY111

At 3:59am on November 23, 2012, Linda G said…

Hello! How Do You Do, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Catherine....
Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
(You haven't been on in a while...I hope everything is OK)
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)
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At 3:05am on November 23, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

At 3:02am on November 23, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

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

At 6:57am on November 23, 2011, brokenpole said…

Happy Birthday, Catherine!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.

At 4:29am on November 23, 2011, Linda G said…

Greetings, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY dear friend ♥ Best wishes NOW and for the rest of the year!
How's it all going?

At 3:23am on November 23, 2011, SEAGATOR said…

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

 
 
 

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