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t1musicmommy replied to Melissa M.'s discussion 'Basal rates before period' in the group Diabetes and Women
"I am pmsing and I have encountered a new problem as of today...... I am having extremem lows 5 days prior to my period and I can only assume that is the problem... I have had no changes in any activity food intake or insulin shots"
Jul 12
artwoman replied to Melissa M.'s discussion 'Overnight Highs' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"Gary Schreiner (sp?) handles this in Think Like a Pancreas. He has found that many many people require a larger basal rate overnight."
May 23
PumpGirl replied to Melissa M.'s discussion 'Overnight Highs' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"Yes, I have what my Endo describes as Dawn Phenomenon. At about 3:00 a.m. I spike super high and my Dexcom goes crazy. So, we increased my basal rate at 1:00 a.m. (two hours before the spike) to help it. It's crazy but I normally need less than…"
May 22
Zoe replied to Melissa M.'s discussion 'Overnight Highs' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"Someone on here started using that term and it fits. The only endo I've ever seen was a female in Guatemala. She seemed so much more open and minus the god complex we often see in the U.S. She asked if Using Insulin was translated into Spanish…"
May 20
artwoman replied to Melissa M.'s discussion 'Overnight Highs' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"I sometimes think it would be a good idea for the "white coats" (like that term, Zoe) to visit TuDiabetes. They would learn what concerns we have as well as learn that there are PWD's who do know what they are doing, and worked hard…"
May 20
Zoe replied to Melissa M.'s discussion 'Overnight Highs' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"When I talk to others about Type 1 (including white coats) I find myself saying things like "for many of us" or "most of us" find... So in a way I do bring many of the TuD'ers with me!"
May 20
Zoe replied to Melissa M.'s discussion 'Overnight Highs' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"Dawn Phenomenon. It's when your blood sugar starts to rise during the night and continues to rise into the morning. For some people it will rise until they eat something. That's why some people with pumps will take significantly more…"
May 20
Melissa M. replied to Melissa M.'s discussion 'Overnight Highs' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"What exactly is DP? I never heard that term before."
May 20
Annabella replied to Melissa M.'s discussion 'Overnight Highs' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"I just have unpredictable highs overnight. Sometimes at 2am or 3am I'm normal or occasionally low, other times it's high say 180s to low 200s. I think it may be due to what I ate for dinner. If it was a meat based meal I can be high,…"
May 19
Austin Pereira replied to Melissa M.'s discussion 'Overnight Highs' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"I've had DP for a while. What I've done is essentially what Zoe recommends. My Basil rate is 10% higher between 2am and 8am. And depending on the meal I have for dinner I will use a temp basil to lower that by 10% if its a very low carb…"
May 19
artwoman replied to Melissa M.'s discussion 'Overnight Highs' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"I kinda wish he was younger than he is, then I could state that I had been living very well with type 1 long before he started med school! I get it that most of the Endo patient load is people with type 2, who may not take it as seriously as people…"
May 19
Zoe replied to Melissa M.'s discussion 'Overnight Highs' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"Thanks, artwoman. To be real honest, I wouldn't have dealt with that endo trick as gracefully. I believe that they work for us, we are "consumers" of their services. I would have just told him (assuming I agreed there was a need for…"
May 19
artwoman replied to Melissa M.'s discussion 'Overnight Highs' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"Once again Zoe, you nailed it. That's one of the many benefits of pumping. I'm sure you can recall my tirades about a new Endo changing all of my pump settings to the point where I was experiencing highs I never saw before. I am in the…"
May 19
Zoe replied to Melissa M.'s discussion 'Overnight Highs' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"Yes, I have to tweak my overnight basals a small amount fairly often. Awhile back I posted on here about a more dramatic increase overnight though I'd never had DP. Several people assured me that you could develop DP later or it could come and…"
May 19
MikeO replied to Melissa M.'s discussion 'Overnight Highs' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"I have. I got some relief by making sure I didn't eat anything within 1.5 hours prior to bed. My thought was that a 1.5 hour lag, everything I ate should already be in my system and I should catch it when I do the glucometer test and final…"
May 19
Melissa M. added a discussion to the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
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Overnight Highs

The last month or so I have been experiencing spikes in my overnight sugars. I have a dexcom and can see that it happens at midnight and then my sugar stays high from midnight until I get up and take an adjustment dose. I know sometimes hormones can play a factor in overnight spikes but I think it has been going on too long for it to be that. Has anyone else had this experience?
May 19

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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?
Get insight from other people with type 1
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM
What pump model do you use, if any?
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At 9:43am on March 13, 2013, Linda G said…

BRAVO on being a FEATURED MEMBER Melissa!!

At 3:01am on January 3, 2013, 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!!!

At 2:39am on January 3, 2013, brokenpole said…
Welcome to the family!! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of what you will learn is 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 vent to, if needed.
At 7:58pm on January 2, 2013, Jim Roach said…

Welcome to TuDiabetes Melissa!

At 7:55pm on January 2, 2013, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home Melissa!!
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends.
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups". Once in,
click on "all groups". You can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the
space provided.
Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
The resource boxes at the top of the home "Home" page, and
"About us" at the very bottom of your page and every page (the footer), offer you more information still.
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Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
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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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Take care....and keep in touch!

 
 
 

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