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htebazile

constant need to change basal rates?

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htebazile

Not sure if this is the right spot but I've recently started the ideal protein diet.  My question is I'm struggling to determine how/ how much to decrease my basal rates.  I haven't needed to bolus for meals in about two weeks.  However, I'm dropping like a lead balloon in the evening/night,  then suspending my pump for a couple hours then high etc.  I need to level out and I'm not to my endo til next week.  Pre diet I was up to 1.75 units an hour.  Now I'm trialing 1.25 for the day, dropping in the evening to 1.1, then at midnight to 1 unit/hr.  I realize this is quite personalized but wondering if anyone has any input.  Thanks in advance.

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Tanikit

I know this is an old post, but thought I'd put my experiences down in case anyone else is reading it later. I dropped from a very high carb to very low carb diet about a month and a bit ago and struggled a lot with hypoglycaemia (I still am) I was on about 25 units of insulin as basal at the time but I'll be honest it was covering some carbs at mealtimes too. I am now on 16.4U/day and I am still going low a couple of times a day. The most I ever bolus is about 0.4U of insulin at a time. My midnight to 4am basals are now at 0.4U/h which is the lowest the basals go and the most is now 1U/h between 08:00 and 12:00 but this is still a bit too much. Obviously it is not a very low carb diet though if I have to use 60g of carbs to treat lows throughout the day. Luckily I have a CGM now which enables me to stop the basal for a bit to prevent a low letting me have a lower carb diet.

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