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5/11/10 2:32 A

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I agree with Honey. I, too, have found that my insulin works better at lowering itself with a small amount of carb along with a bolus. Also, every time my sugar starts acting up like that, I go through ALL the checklists... The obvious like what have I eaten lately, my stress level,... then on to my pump, is it time to change the infusion site? I sometimes run all the self tests to make sure the pump is functioning properly and lastly, it may be the entire vial of insulin has gone bad...it happens. It is a horrible feeling while you play the process of elimination but, usually I can figure out what is wrong within a few hours, half a day at the longest. Good-luck.
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5/10/10 11:42 P

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yeah, I agree it is totally strange, but my endo is the bomb and I trust him on this. The key is a SMALL amount of carb. I usually have about 5 or so grams and not more (like 2 pita chips or 2 crackers or something). It is very odd but I have found that it does work to bring down my BS faster, which is very counter-intuitive.

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5/5/10 8:37 A

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Honey - Really? Interesting. I didn't know that. It's tough to eat when your BS is up like that.

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5/4/10 2:41 P

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ALLY - I know this will sound counter intuitive, but my endo tells me that when my BS is very high and I am taking a correction, eat a small amount of carb with it. Your body needs the carb to help process the insulin and that will help you to NOT get ketones.

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5/4/10 8:55 A

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Thanks everyone!

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5/3/10 3:02 P

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DKA well I avoid it like the a spider lol. I have been in it twice. once when I was dx'ed with sugar over 900 and once after really just doing way more then my body would allow or at least that is what they came up with at the hospital as an answer. I think I was in paramedic school at the time but the weird thing is that my bg was not high instead very low I did not know it was possible to go into DKA with a low sugar but it is! sorry to hear you had to go through this I hope things are back on track for you now and you are feeling better.

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5/3/10 12:17 P

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I've never gone into DKA, but recently I've had ketones show up after exercising and higher numbers that don't want to go down. The only reason I can come up with is my body ran out of fuel and started to burn fat stores, which is GOOD... for a non-diabetic. It's so hard to lose weight with Type 1 and it's so frustrating!!!!

Doesn't your doctor know what might be happening? Make sure you tell them if you're exercising more than normal.

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5/3/10 10:58 A

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I've been in decent control for quite sometime, but last week I spiralled out of control and could not get my sugar below 400 for about 36 hours. I was pumping and injecting. I finally entered DKA and spent 2 days in ICU. I'm feeling so much better, though a little week from all the dehydration. I didn't have an infection and have no clue what happened. I haven't been in DKA in 12 years, so I was surprised. Anyone have this problem recently?

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