"Zoe - My total early morning bump starts at around 4AM and is currently about .10 per hour (.45 to .55). I was waking up around 130 or so and the increase was designed to take the numbers down a bit. I haven't had the experience of having to…"
"Wow that's a 130% increase! But like the saying goes, "it takes what it takes". I'm battling my resistance to what seem like huge jumps to me (I'm used to changing things by .025). I'm scared not to be incremental as I…"
"Stubborn, ain't it? I've been inching mine up to deal with this over the last week+. Right now I'm at midnight-3pm: .85, 3am - 7am 1.95 and that finally seems to be reining it in. It's definitely wise to be incremental but the…"
"Well, I got the timing pretty clear of my jump in numbers. At 1:00AM I was 135 and at 3:00AM I was 238! Which puts it right in the middle of the time period John Walsh describes for the DP rise (1-3AM)! I tried increasing my basal from 1AM to 7AM to…"
"Thanks Terry; very encouraging! Ironically, right before I read this I programmed in my tentative bump from .600 to .700 which is exactly the .100 increment you mentioned! But, reading Walsh, I started mine earlier, from 1AM to 7AM. We'll see…"
"I've definitely had that happen, too. I can wake up at 110 and have the least little bit of carbs, say 5 grams, and my BG will shoot up to 200. When I see that, I know I'm on a rebound and that I not only had a low but that it probably…"
"Zoe - I've had dawn phenomena for a long time. As long as I've had a pump, since the late '80s, I've programmed a DP basal profile. Since you asked, here are my current settings:
12:00 a.m. 0.5 4:00 a.m. 1.1
7:00 a.m. 0.7
"Thanks, Ruth; at everyone's suggestion I'm going to be checking my blood sugar during the night. I honestly don't think this is the case, (It's an Occam's Razor/ intuition thing) but it will show up on the checks if it is."
"Thank you, DrBB. Very good advice. I keep getting hung up in trying to understand things instead of just dealing with them. A very smart man, Fritz Perls once said, "Understanding is the booby prize". I like your last sentence."
""And I know for sure that I have not had it for the last 6 years"
I only started experiencing it myself about 5-6 years ago after 20+ years Type 1. My original endo thought it was creeping insulin resistance which is neither here nor there…"
"Zoe - Have you checked your blood sugars at 2-4 AM? It sounds to me more like somogyi effect than anything else. The more you raise your basals, the lower you might go at some point in the night; then your liver pumps out glycogen, thus raising your…"
"Yes - I would definitely increase slowly! I was already having major problems with the dawn phenomenon when I started on the pump, so my endocrinologist was comfortable making a pretty big "bump" in my basal rates around that time, and…"
Thanks anyway.I have started a discussion about the play button not working and so far have received no replies.I was composing my own tunes for the reminders which I use all the time.I get so tired of Mary Had A Little Lamb.If you know what I mean?
Hi Zoe I was just reading some of the posts online about EZ ManagerMax.My Ezmanager max3.06 does not work my custom composer.When I hit the play button the tune doesnot play.I called Animas and they told me they would send the 3.07 version.What is the difference between the two.I just hope the 3.07 version works better.
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Zoe, My comment was not directed at you; if I didn't make that clear, please let me say it now and remove all doubt. I do have to say, however, that I think you are wasting your energy trying to reason with someone who won't be reasoned with, and who simply will not hear what you say. You're attempting to move an immovable object.
I hope you have gone to your local shelter to scout for a new Kitteh friend. Last time I only made it to month 3 before I went and found Miss Kitka. She chose me, not the other way around ha ha!!! Animal friends understand chronic illness much better than any human I have found. She is known as her royal highness, princess, and many more names and is always close to me when I need her. She does not mind being an indoor cat and I hung a bird feeder outside a window where I placed a perch for her. Being diabetic for 53 years and ultradian bipolar since 1963, she always is near when I need her. Cats should be in charge of the world and then it would be great place for sure. Don
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