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iluvnursing posted:
Does anyone use a long acting insulin in addition to the basal insulin in the pump or do I just need to keep increasing my hourly basal rates? My insulin needs have gone up and I can't seem to stay in the normal range and I'm very frustrated.
Anon_838 responded:
Insulin Pumps use ONLY FAST acting insulin. Are you knew to pumping? I would HIGHLY recommend that you contact your Rep or Doctor to explain how your pumps works if you're not familiar with it. There could be other settings involved like your BG target, carb ratios, basal rates, sensitivity factor, active insulin time, correction bolus, etc.
iluvnursing replied to Anon_838's response:
I've been using a pump for several years and I was doing well until about 6 months ago when my sugars starting getting all weird on me. Almost everything I eat makes my blood sugar spike. Not only does it randomly spike to 250, but it stays up there for several hours, even if I keep giving myself a bolus, walk, drink water, etc. Then, it'll either go back to normal eventually or it'll drop to 40.

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